Vistage Michigan Selects Charles Woodhams As New Chief Executive Group Chair



ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., June 8, 2011 – Vistage Michigan, a membership-based organization that provides business leaders with business perspectives and innovative strategies named Charles Woodhams of Livonia as its newest Chief Executive (CE) Group Chair.    

Woodhams possesses more than 35 years of experience in management roles in the telecommunications and technology industries.  Most recently, while working with an insurance company as an independent technical consultant, he was hired to the full time position as its director of Information Technology and, later promoted to director of operations.  

His experience also includes transitioning smaller organizations into the technical spaces left open by the unbundling of larger technology companies and serving in consulting and senior management positions.  

Woodhams began his career in 1971 with Michigan Bell in a technical management position. During this time, he was asked to join the Michigan Bell Speakers Bureau, a volunteer public relations organization, which addressed education and civic organizations.  In 1979, his participation was requested in a major technical maintenance taskforce as part of AT&T’s General Headquarters in New Jersey and, later, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

In his role with Vistage Michigan, Woodhams will act as the advisor, mentor, and business coach to his group, conducting one-to-one coaching sessions with each member.  He also will facilitate nine group workshops per year with his chief executive members.    

“Charles Woodhams is an extremely seasoned business leader and mentor,” said Robert Holland, CEO and chairman of Vistage Michigan. “He has worked in, and with, companies of all sizes and is more than qualified to help make a difference in southeast Michigan’s business leaders.”

Woodhams graduated from the DeVry Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics in 1965. 
Through Vistage Michigan, business owners and chief executives gain direct and immediate access to unparalleled ideas and thinking.  From one-on-one business coaching, intimate peer-to-peer workshops, and presentations from top industry executives, to advisory boards of CEO peers, extensive online libraries of content and beyond, Vistage Michigan provides its members with actionable knowledge that cannot be replicated by any university, traditional workshop or networking organization.    

Vistage Michigan currently operates 12 Chief Executive (CE) Groups in southeast Michigan comprised of approximately 15 members per group.

 Vistage Michigan is a member-based organization that delivers business resources and personal support to CEOs of small to mid-sized companies in southeast Michigan. For more information on Vistage Michigan please call 586-443-5880 or visit