HISTORY

Comprised of chapters in the U.S., India, South Africa, Greece, and China, CEO Clubs International is a more than 40-year-old nonprofit, by-invitation-only membership association. CEO Clubs International is a nonprofit organization which creates a fostering environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their organizations through shared experience and personal growth. They were founded by Dr. Joseph Mancuso in 1977 as he left the chairmanship of the management Department of WPI in Worcester, Ma. Joe believed there should be a better way to learn than sitting in classrooms reading books and taking notes and exams.

We say we help one another grow our businesses by “Making money and having fun, while we are learning… It’s ok to be independent, but there is no reason to be alone.”

Over the past three decades, CEO Clubs International have attracted many national figures such as: Ted Turner, Herb Kelleher, Peter Grace, T. Boone Pickens, Wally Amos, Zig Ziglar, Fred Smith, Richard DeVos, Royal Little, Edson De Castro, Steve Forbes, Victor Kiam, David Neeleman, Pat McGovern, Michael Bloomberg, and Donald Trump, Peter Peterson, just to name a few who have addressed the Clubs.

Each chapter also holds social sessions where we visit the NY Stock and NASDAQ exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum, or enjoy dinner parties and boat cruises. Membership is by invitation and prospective members are encouraged to attend a CEO Club meeting as a guest.

The Greek chapter of CEO Clubs Int’l was established in September 2009 by Georgia Kartsanis to offer the local business leaders a unique platform for knowledge and business exchange.