Join us for the inaugural gathering TOGETHER. We’re excited to welcome an all start line up of thought leaders to help guide us to making big changes. We’re making it invite only and limited to 100 to ensure we have high quality conversation and impact players involved.

September 20, 2018

8am - 5pm (+ happy hour)

Things you should know:

Food & Drink: We’ll be providing breakfast, lunch and happy hour. We have really OUTSTANDING Coffee, in fact an entire hand crafted cafe at your disposal.

Super busy and need to take calls and emails? No problem. We have blazing wifi and rooms to duck out to for privacy and napping.

Not sure if this is for you? This is for anyone who considers themselves a stakeholder, thought leader or curious George on where our worklife world is headed.



Marcie Merriman

Ernst & Young - Executive Director

Marcie is an internationally recognized leader in cultural anthropology and retail strategy, having her work featured in publications, such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Marcie has spent 25 years working with teams to anticipate disruption and propel growth through human-centric strategies. Within EY, Marcie leads a practice focused on helping organizations understand the nuances of human behaviors and the organizational implications that can be addressed through improved experiences, including the deployment of digital technologies.  Prior to joining EY, Marcie was an executive with Victoria’s Secret, and a successful business leader and entrepreneur: First, as a partner in global retail design firm, Big Red Rooster (acquired by JLL), then as founder of experience strategy firm, PrimalGrowth (acquired by EY).   Marcie speaks globally on topics related to changing consumer behaviors and corporate strategic response. Recent keynotes include: Dubai Global Economic Summit, Forbes CMO Summit and ICSC NEXUS.



Jeff Lyttle

JP Morgan Chase - Executive Director - University Relations & Workforce Mobility

Jeff Lyttle leads JPMorgan Chase’s relationships with the colleges and universities that provide top talent
to the firm in Ohio, and supports programs that enable professional growth and mobility among the more than 20,000 employees who work in the state. He is based in Columbus.

Jeff joined JPMorgan Chase predecessor Bank One Corporation in 1996. His roles over his more than two decades at the firm have included leading a team of communication managers who support JPMorgan Chase’s media relations and market activities across the U.S., and serving as a spokesperson for the firm to local and national media outlets.  He also led the firm’s philanthropic giving across the Midwest for nearly a decade.


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Chris McAlister


FOUNDER of SightShift

Chris McAlister is the founder of SightShift, a company that helps ambitious people be courageous and kind. He created the 12-week coaching program called Figure that Shift Out, in which he walks ambitious leaders, entrepreneurs, and managers through a deep discovery of their strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots. Chris speaks at public and private events, bringing that same framework to audiences all over the world.

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Chase McCants

BEAM Dental - Head of Talent


Tim Straker

Herman Miller, VP Global Customer Experience


Native to Columbus, Tim Straker is SVP Marketing/Global Customer Experience at Herman Miller in Holland, MI.   Throughout his 30 year career, he has developed brand and CX strategies for a wide variety of brands such as Apple, HP, Goodyear, McDonald’s, Nationwide Insurance, and British American Tobacco.    An avid Great Lakes boater, he and his husband John currently live in Saugatuck, MI and are planning an eventual journey on the Great Loop.






David Staley

The Ohio State University - Director of Goldberg Center