In June 2016, the first NWA-based Vistage Chief Executive Group was launched by the late Terry Bowen. It was an exciting time given it was a new product, in a new market. It didn’t take long for that Group to expand to its capacity and to be recognized for its success. New relationships were formed among its non-competing Members on both personal and professional bases.
In mid-2017, Terry saw a demand that would quickly outstrip supply of his time and Chuck Hyde agreed to become the second Chair in NWA. A wonderful partnership was formed which was designed to serve Members’ needs first.
In October 2017, the two Chairs launched their first Key Executive Group – which expanded quickly to its capacity. The format exists as a hybrid group of business owners, CEOs, and senior executives who are one step away from leading their companies.
In mid-2018, Terry was honored to receive two awards from Vistage for 2017 Chair performance: Rookie Chair of the Year and the Chair Excellence Award. A year later, Chuck was also honored as the 2019 Rookie Chair of the Year.
In November 2018, the two launched a second Key Executive Group to meet an increase in demand. After co-chairing alongside Chuck for over a year, Terry Bowen unexpectedly passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident in August of 2019. He leaves behind a loving wife and four children and was 61 years of age.