2020 Management Leadership

Valerie Jacobs

Driving a constant state of evolution within LPK and the industry, Valerie Jacobs serves as the consultancy’s Chief Growth Officer, overseeing business development, external relations and the ongoing creation and expansion of capabilities that give way to innovative new offerings for clients.

Valerie Jacobs Headshot
LPK
Cincinnati

Reneé Seward

Reneé Seward is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Communication Design program at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, where she has been teaching typography, exhibition design, and graphic design since 2009. Her research focuses on the development of digital and physical tools addressing literacy problems in our society. 

Reneé Seward
University of Cincinnati (DAAP)
Cincinnati

Jerry Kathman

Jerry Kathman is founder, chairman of the board of LPK, an independent brand and innovation consultancy, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Jerry is recognized within the industry as a leading authority on the role of design in brand building. His global experience has provided Fortune 500 companies with insights into both the opportunities and pitfalls of building a global brand in today’s rapidly changing world.

Jerry Kathman is founder, chairman of the board of LPK, an independent brand and innovation consultancy, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Jerry is recognized within the industry as a leading authority on the role of design in brand building
LPK
Cincinnati

Andrew Salzbrun

A serial entrepreneur by trade, Andrew Salzbrun returned to his hometown after extended stints in Atlanta, GA. Upon his return, Salzbrun branded and revitalized local non-profit restaurant Venice on Vine, as well as initiated the expansion of Final Friday art gallery walks in the Gateway Quarter. A partner in Experiential agency the AGAR, Andrew leverages human experiences, event production, digital platforms, music, art, and content design to grow a brand’s culture. Andrew Salzbrun is also a partner in the Hickory Wald hospitality group based in Cincinnati, OH.

A partner in Experiential agency the AGAR, Andrew leverages human experiences, event production, digital platforms, music, art, and content design to grow a brand’s culture. Andrew Salzbrun is also a partner in the Hickory Wald hospitality group.
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Cincinnati

Philip Otto

Philip Otto has been an entrepreneur, creative leader, and designer with his firm, Otto Design Group. Creating systems, as well as spaces, that maximize value for design and construction has been a hallmark of Philip's work since 1990. Philip Otto interests in retail, environments and experience began with a position at Commedes Garcons after college. He continued on this path with positions at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, and at the Headlands Center for the Arts,where he worked on projects with world renowned artists and creatives.

Philip Otto has been an entrepreneur, creative leader, and designer with his firm, Otto Design Group. Creating systems, as well as spaces, that maximize value for design and construction has been a hallmark of Philip's work since 1990.
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Los Angeles

Alex Burkholder

Alex Burkholder has made a career of enabling strategic, award-winning experiential graphic design & wayfinding. As director of Gensler Seattle's brand studio, Alex Burkholder leads a team designing thoughtful solutions for workplace, cultural, exhibit and institutional clients. Alex Burkholder has over 12 years of graphic, experience, and print design management. As Gensler's Northwest Brand Practice Area Leader, Alex can often be found in Portland, Vancouver, and the Bay.

Alex Burkholder has made a career of enabling strategic, award-winning experiential graphic design & wayfinding. As director of Gensler Seattle's brand studio, Alex Burkholder leads a team designing thoughtful solutions for workplace, cultural, exhibit an
Gensler
Seattle

bluemedia

bluemedia is the industry leader in décor, custom fabrication and experiential activations for brands, agencies, events and venues across the United States. We’re a team of creatives, engineers, managers, rule breakers and list-checkers. It’s our passion to work alongside the world’s leading designers, architects and brands to bring their visions to life from concept to execution.

Blake Kishler

Blake Kishler is a co-chair of the Cincinnati Chapter.

Blake Kishler is a Branded Environments Designer at Kolar Design in Cincinnati

Blake Kishler is an Industrial and Experiential Graphic Designer with an exhibit design background.

Blake Kishler is a Branded Environments Designer at Kolar Design in Cincinnati
Kolar Design
Cincinnati, OH

Brittney Butler

Britney Butler is co-chair of the Richmond Chapter.

Since 2007, Brittney Butler has overseen the branding and graphic standards for VMDO Architects – a Charlottesville, VA-based architectural firm specializing in planning and design for K12 schools and higher education facilities.

Photo of Brittney Butler, VMDO Architects
iconograph
Charlottesville, VA

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