Vistage Florida Chairs

Tom Aikens

Tom has thirty-four years in Healthcare Information Technology, as an executive focused on process, results and goal completion. Recognized for leadership, communication and management skills while growing the business. A few of the achievements within his career include consistent achievement of Financial Targets over the course of his Professional Career, Routine “On Time” delivery of […]

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Cheryl McDuffie James

Cheryl has over twenty years of experience in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, and Change and Process management. Her experiences were achieved in several industries including, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech, Restaurant, and Consumer Foods. She has served as Course Instructor for Leadership & Organizational Behavior as well as Section Adjunct of Finance and Marketing for […]

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Deborah K. Zastocki

Deborah is the Founder & President of Legacy Healthcare Management, LLC in Naples, FL. Before that she was the President & Vice President Atlantic Health System in 2015. President and Chief Executive Officer Chilton Medical Center 2004-2014 and Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Nurse Executive from 2000-2004. She held several other top positions with several certifications, […]

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Philip Artz

Philip was the president and co-owner of The Artz Auto Group in Cleveland from 1982-1997, a chain of new car dealerships, used car dealerships and a car rental agency.  After selling his company to Wayne Huizenga’s publically traded company, Auto Nation he moved with his wife and four children to Italy for 2 years. Upon […]

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Joe Anderson

Joe Anderson joined Vistage in 1995 and has helped over 60 CEOs grow their businesses to a total over 7 billion a year in sales.  He leads two CEO Groups, one in the Daytona/Space Coast area and one in the Orlando area. In addition, he owns a firm in the flooring industry, has written several books, […]

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Jim Downing

Jim Downing has over 40 years of experience in management, marketing, finance and strategic planning in both large and small companies. He is currently a business coach and the chair of a Vistage CEO Peer Group. Prior to his current position he was co-founder and president of A/R Funding of Florida, an accounts receivable management  and factoring company. […]

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Russ Van Zandt

Russ Van Zandt is a Medical Device Industry executive with over 20 years of domestic and international experience as President or CEO, focusing on cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular, general surgery, urology and respiratory care. He currently chairs a Chief Executive Vistage group in the Tamp Bay Area. Van Zand has had experience in Human Resources, […]

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Art Kimbrough

Art is an entrepreneur, community leader, business strategist, consultant, professional speaker, and corporate executive with a reputation for integrity and ingenuity. Nationally known speaker, writer and consultant on radio, newspaper, and magazine media throughout NW Florida.  He is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Overstreet, LLC, a regional owner/manager/consolidator of funeral homes and cemeteries located […]

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Newell Holt

Newell Holt lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he chairs a Chief Executive group and Key Leaders group, comprised of members from Broward, northern Miami-Dade and southern Palm Beach counties. Vistage members and consulting clients of Holt’s firm, NewFuture Consulting LLC, benefit from his 40 years of business leadership experience. Holt’s business career includes roles […]

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Denise Foley

Denise is a strategic executive leader with extensive experience in optimizing operational excellence, business and people development, with change agent talents, who delivers cost reduction, risk mitigation and process improvement opportunities, for small businesses to a Fortune 500 company. She is Vice President and Licensed General Contractor with Foley & Sons General Contractor, Inc. and […]

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Richard Pellegrini

Richard “Dick” Pellegrini is the current President, CEO and Owner of Pilgrim associates and currently chairs a Key Executive and Chief Executive Vistage group in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Richard has over thirty-eight years of experience in corporate America, including 15 years of C-level positions and President positions with three internationally based manufacturing […]

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Mike Kady

Michael S. Kady joined Vistage Florida in 2009 as a Chief Executive Group Chair. He currently chairs a chief Executive Vistage group in the Fort Lauderdale – Miami region of South Florida. Prior to building his Vistage group, Mike founded and still serves as President of KD Management Services, LLC, a firm specializing in the […]

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Sam Jones

Sam is in The Villages/Ocala area and started his career as a Vistage Chair in Austin Texas where he was the founding Austin Chair.  He has 4 Chair Excellence Awards, Master Chair Award, Established a Trusted Advisor Program for success, launched 3 Chairs as Mentor and established/coordinated Austin Chair Group Meetings. A few accomplishments include […]

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Tom Evangelista

Tom Evangelista is a seasoned executive with a proven record of creating stakeholder value and wealth, by restructuring, repositioning and enhancing company and product portfolios for profitable growth.  He is known as a strategist and solutions-focused leader, skilled at driving change and delivering results across diverse cultures. Tom has demonstrated repeated success building brand equity, […]

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Mark Miller

Dr. Mark T. Miller Mainz moved from Germany to Lake Worth in April, 2016 and building a CEO Group in the Palm Beach area. Mark speaks English, German and French.  He has line management and consulting experience in several industry segments including telecommunications, electronics, production, pharmaceuticals, financial services, travel, automobile and energy.    Mark has extensive […]

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States Hines

States Hines has been a Chairman and facilitator of Vistage Florida since 1989, and currently chairs a Chief Executive group in the Martin, Dade and Palm Beach area. States brings with him more than fifty years of executive management experience. During his career, he has served as Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Engineering, […]

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Art McNeil

Art McNeil currently chairs Vistage Chief Executive Groups and Key Groups in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Art’s career spans over thirty-five years as a CEO, entrepreneur, executive coach, consultant, and author. He has been recognized as an authority on aligning corporate cultures with strategic initiatives, authored a #1 best-seller, The “I” of the […]

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Mack Devine

Prior to becoming a Vistage Florida Chair in 2004, Mack spent thirty plus years doing Crisis Management Turnarounds of private and publically held corporations. He currently chairs groups in the Tampa Bay area. His specialties include CEO executive coaching, executive development, leadership development, executive peer group facilitation, advising and mentoring. Mack Proudly served his country […]

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Rolfe Arnhym

Rolfe Arnhym is President and CEO of Arnhym and Associates, a Tampa, Florida based Management Consulting firm specializing in business development, marketing, community relations and leadership development. He has been a Vistage Chairman for over 10 years and currently chairs two Key Leaders groups and one Chief Executive group in the Tampa Bay area. From […]

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Karl Sprague

Karl Sprague has been a Vistage Chair since 2003 and currently chairs three groups, comprised of forty-three executives in South Florida. Member companies represent a diverse group of industries and range in size from $3 million to more than $2 billion in revenues. He has completed over 7,000 hours of executive coaching. Karl is currently […]

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Bill Edgar

Bill Edgar is Chairman and Facilitator of Vistage CEO and Key Executive groups in Marion and Alachua Counties since 2011. He also serves as a Trustee for the College of Central Florida. Bill has over fifty years of leadership and executive management experience, serving as Vice President of Citizens and Southern National Bank, Senior Vice […]

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Greg Oram

Greg Oram was raised in London, England and now resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he chairs a Vistage Chief Executives group that comprises industry leaders in Broward County. Greg’s business career spans thirty years. His members benefit from his global perspective, as well as his leadership on various boards and foundations. He had a […]

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TJ Kelly

Terrance “TJ” Kelly has been a Vistage Chairman since 1988, logging over 10,000 contact hours of one-to-one coaching sessions and holding more than 1,000 executive/leader round table meetings in the Jacksonville area. He has over 30 years of experience as an executive coach and business consultant, with ten years inside Fortune 100 companies. TJ is […]

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Les Deck

Les Deck has been a Vistage Chair since 2005, and facilitates groups in Palm Beach and Broward County. Les also serves as Executive in Residence at FAU College of Business and President of the Delray Beach Chorale. He is also the co-founder of the C Suite Breakfast Series. This follows many years of starting, operating […]

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Kathy Anthony

Kathy Anthony is a business advisor with a passion for creating successful business and leadership transformations exclusive with owners of small to mid-sized companies. Located in Northwest Florida, Kathy serves as the Chair of two Executive Leadership Groups with Vistage Florida. Kathy is currently the Vice president of IMS Expert Services, an expert witness search […]

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Jaynie Smith

Jaynie is the CEO of Smart Advantage, Inc., a sales, marketing, and management consultancy whose clients range from mid-sized companies to Fortune 100. She consults nationally and internationally in helping businesses define their competitive advantages. Jaynie was selected by Vistage/TEC, an organization of more than 21,000 business leaders worldwide, as one of the 50 most influential […]

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George Robbins

George joined Vistage Florida in the fall of 2002 after a thirty-five year career in business leadership roles and currently chairs a Chief Executive group in the Jacksonville, Florida area. George started his post Army career with General Electric in the Plastic Division. He then became General Manager of the Specialty Materials Division of Avery […]

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Georganne Goldblum

Georganne Goldblum has been successfully coaching senior executives to outperform their goals and their competition since 2002. She chairs two CEO groups and a Key Executive group in Palm Beach, Florida and Broward County, and has been recognized as the Top Producing Florida chair in 2011 through 2015. Georganne was also honored as one of […]

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Bill Hopf

William H. Hopf has been a Vistage Florida Chair since 1989 and is the inaugural recipient of the 2012 Red Scott Award for the Florida chair who best exemplifies the spirit of Vistage. He currently chairs a CE group in Jacksonville, Florida. Bill has over fifty-three years of practical leadership assignments, over 14,500 hours of […]

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Cindy Hesterman

Cindy Hesterman chairs three Vistage groups in the Tampa Bay area: Two Chief Executive groups and a Key Executive group. She was a Tec/Vistage member for almost four years in the 1990’s and decided to become a Chair in 2002 to fulfill her passion of helping others. Cindy was honored as the 2004 recipient of […]

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Barbara Monti

Barbara Monti has nearly 25 years of experience as a business owner and entrepreneur and has been a Vistage Chair since 1996. She started the first Vistage group in Southwest Florida and is one of the longest serving Chairs. Barbara’s first entrepreneurial experience was a co-owner of a national ski lift spare parts and service […]

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Linda Pfister

Linda has over 25 years of executive leadership and management experience, ranging from staff and line management to senior executive. She currently leads peer groups of CEOs, business owners, and key executives in Orlando, Florida. Linda was previously President and CEO of ETS K-12 Works Inc., a subsidiary of the world’s largest testing organization, Educational […]

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