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Leo Bottary

Leo J. Bottary is Vice President, Peer Influence for Vistage and an adjunct professor for two of Seton Hall University’s graduate level programs in strategic communication and leadership.  Leo has enjoyed a 25-year career counseling leaders in the areas of strategic communication planning, crisis communication, brand building, business development, and client service. He has served in senior leadership roles at Mullen and Hill & Knowlton, where he was also director of client service for the US. In 1995, he founded an award-winning public relations agency that a leading industry trade publication hailed as a regional powerhouse, new media pioneer, and great place to work. He sold the firm in 2000. Prior to starting his PR agency, Leo was president of the PR subsidiary for Florida’s largest advertising agency. He earned a B.A. from Jacksonville University,  an M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University, and is pursuing an Ed.D., with a concentration in Organization Leadership from Northeastern University.

Recent Posts by Leo

So Who Really Invented Peer Advisory Groups?
Sep 11, 2014
Peer Diversity is Not an Oxymoron
Aug 28, 2014
The Language of Peer Influence
Aug 14, 2014
Vistage Executive Summits Inspire Peernovation
Jul 10, 2014
Want to Innovate? Get Mad!
May 22, 2014
Innovation and The Painted Picture
May 15, 2014
Innovation and the Fine Art of Small Talk!
May 14, 2014
5 Questions That Will Transform Your Brand
May 7, 2014
The Innovation Dilemma
Apr 10, 2014
Brian Solis and the Kodak Moment
Apr 8, 2014
Vistage CEO Doubles-Down on Kidz and Seance Programs
Apr 1, 2014
Innovation: Insights to Invoices
Mar 19, 2014
The Innovation Diet
Mar 6, 2014
Innovation, Innocence and Wisdom
Feb 27, 2014
Do You Put the “No” in Innovation?
Feb 6, 2014
Want to Innovate? Step Outside Your Industry Matrix
Jan 30, 2014
Innovation Begins by Asking the Right Questions
Jan 23, 2014
Innovation is About Risk and Failure
Jan 16, 2014
How Do You Define Innovation?
Jan 9, 2014
Why Business Leaders Should Pay Attention to PISA Scores
Dec 20, 2013
Your Leadership Style: Newton or Einstein?
May 10, 2013
Accountability or Responsibility?
May 3, 2013
Beck Bennett Wins Prestigious Vistage Outside Award
Apr 1, 2013
Why Ambivalence Matters
Mar 17, 2013
Has Someone Made a Difference in Your Life? Tell Them.
Mar 11, 2013