Comprised of chapters in the U.S., India, South Africa, Greece, and China, CEO Clubs International is a 35-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."
The clubs chapters each meet eight times a year for a half-day luncheon program. A member of one chapter is a member of all chapters. The morning is spent in roundtables and a speaker usually concludes the program. Other meetings are also scheduled with no speaker, or with site visits or with members from other countries.
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.
CEO Clubs International counts among our lifetime members the founders of America Online, Jim Kimsey and Steve Case.
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 or boat cruises. Membership is by invitation and prospective members are encouraged to attend a CEO Club meeting as a guest.