Meet our Chairs.
Guiding business
leaders to the
next level.

Take a moment to meet some of our Vistage Chairs

“I work with CEOs individually and in a peer advisory board format to help them lead more strategically, effectively and sustainably on both personal and professional levels. I am passionate about calling forth a leader’s clarity and courage to act boldly in advancing their business.”

Mark Murphy,
Yorba Linda, California

Vistage Chair since 2012
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“Vistage is the perfect place to  meld my lifelong interest in business with the passion to mentor talent and build winning teams.”

David Alden
Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2014
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“I believe my critical role as a chair is to make a difference.  Be right there, in the moment with and for my members. Listen actively, challenge respectfully, embrace accountability and measure progress toward their goals.”

David Duthie
Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2012
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“It is an honor and a privilege for me to work with company leaders in Michigan to make a positive difference in their lives and in turn, those of their families and associates.”

Robert Holland

Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2001
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“My approach to Chairing is firm, compassionate and resolute. I come from a military background and have worked hard to be an agile Chair. I help my members bring a warrior mindset to challenges so they’re prepared to face anything. Nothing holds them back — in life or in business.”

Dan Hurley

Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2013
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“Our individual human journeys are most meaningful when we embrace the power of continued development and change–this commitment allows for more full expression of our personal potential and positive impact for others. Begin a Chair both allows me to walk this journey for myself and to guide others as they create new boundaries for their professional and personal journeys.”

Erik Larson

Northern Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2011
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“Joining Vistage as a Chair was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made-personally and professional. I have the opportunity to serve and learn from a group of committed and caring professional business leaders. Their desire to continuously develop as leaders motivates me to be the best Chair and Coach I can be-to introduce excellent speakers, to facilitate meaningful dialogue, and to encourage truthful and compassionate support of each other. It’s a role that’s totally aligned with my life purpose. What could be better?.” 

Barbara Lawton
Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2011
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“Vistage members make the brave decisions to invest in their learning and it’s my job to ensure they receive an ROI”

Jane Owen  

Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2018
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“Vistage is centered around the principles of continuous learning, personal growth, and self-awareness. Members work together to make better decision achieve greater results, become more effective leaders, and live more fulfilling lives. Business leaders learn and grow by listening and working on each others issues, challenges, and opportunities. For each members’ individual challenge,  help bring forth 15 to 18 different experiences and perspectives that lead to valuable insight and ultimately to  better outcomes.”

Joe Sadler  

Southeast Michigan

Vistage Chair since 2016
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