Alison Embrey Medina is the editor in chief/associate publisher of design:retail magazine, a trade publication serving the retail design industry. Through the magazine’s pages, she covers and comments on retail store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing and branding, from luxury and specialty to discount and dollar stores. Medina has spoken on retail and store design trends at various conferences and events across the globe, most recently traveling to Germany, France, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey, Canada and Mexico.
Ignaz is an award-winning designer and brings a unique blend of retail experience to CallisonRTKL’s Dallas team. His background in striking visual merchandising, store planning and design, graphics, art curation and collection, as well as an innovative application of technologies, have made him one of the industry’s most recognized figures.
Alberto Scirocco's passion has always come from the fine-art side of things. This aesthetic shows in the work of his design firm, leftchannel. Alberto's desire for building a studio was to explore the field of motion design (pioneering at the time in 2003) and to push it beyond purely commercial applications. His direction for the studio has been to seamlessly blend illustration, painting, and sculpture into digital work, focusing on a unique design approach.
Marcie is a successful entrepreneur, former retail executive and creative agency partner. An internationally recognized leader in cultural anthropology and brand strategy, Marcie has spent 25 years working with boards, CEOs and their teams to propel growth through human-centric strategies and design. Marcie speaks globally on topics related to Millennials, Generation Z, changing behaviors and corporate strategic response.
Roger Rawlins currently serves as DSW’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment, Roger held the positions of Chief Innovation Officer, Executive Vice President of Omni Channel and Senior Vice President and General Manager of DSW.com.
Jim Schimmer has more than 20 years of senior leadership and management experience in economic development focusing on business recruitment and retention,economic development program management, international economic development, downtown development, civic project construction, neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, alternative energy and sustainable development.
Jung leads the research team in gathering and analyzing information to support the Columbus Region’s economic success. This includes studies of Columbus Region industries, supply chains and workforce, as well as work that supports marketing, lead generation, RFI responses, client requests related to location decisions, and inquiries from media, local governments and other organizations.
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