Neil McLean named Chair Rookie of the Year by Vistage International


Sagacious Partners Managing Partner and Vistage Chair Neil McLean has been recognized as one of the 2016 Chair Rookie of the Year award recipients by Vistage International. McLean started his Vistage group in the Columbia area in early 2015; this is first year he has been eligible for the award.

We recognize Chair Rookie of the Year award-winners for demonstrating a level of dedication to group-building and commitment to their individual members. The work ethic and talent of this group of ambitious Chairs promises a bright future for their Practice,” Vistage International said in a statement.

A total of 21 Vistage Chairs internationally were awarded this distinction. McLean is the only one in South Carolina to be named to the 2016 list.

The Chair Rookie of the Year award recognizes Vistage Chairs who have launched their first group within six months of graduating Chair training with at least eight members and have built the group to a size of 12 or more members within the first 12 months of Chairing. Although announced in 2017, the 2016 list was just named because 12 full months of tenure as of January 1, 2017 was required to be eligible.

McLean’s current Vistage group includes 14 members. In addition to Vistage Chair, McLean is also a Professional EOS® Implementer.  

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 19,000 members in 16 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.