Our Local Chapter

Conscious Capitalism Columbus is your local branch of the international movement. We are dedicated to cultivating the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism through events, presentations, and publications. We support the local community and serve as a resource on your journey to a more conscious business.

Our Leadership

Director of Business Development

Jacquie brings over 14 years of experience in sales, customer service, and professional leadership. Jacquie currently leads Business Development for Improving’s Columbus based subsidiary. Since joining the Improving leadership team, revenues at Improving (Columbus) have more than doubled. In addition, the company was named to the Fast 50 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2015 Jacquie was a recipient of The Stevie Award for Executive of the year for women in technical business. Jacquie is also passionate about learning and growth, she’s a certified instructor of FranklinCoveys “The Speed of Trust”

In the business community, Jacquie serves on the Membership Engagement Committee for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a member of WELD (Woman for Economic and Leadership Development). She serves on the Board of Directors for The Ohio Girl Scouts, a founding board member and Chair for Conscious Capitalism Columbus, and Board of Directors for New Directions Career Center. Jacquie was also a recipient of Columbus Business first 40/40 class of 2017.

Co-founder + Principal

Haley is a brand and communications consultant with 20+ years experience working with Fortune-500 companies, non-profit organizations and startups to elevate storytelling and build differentiated brand positions.

Prior to founding Storyforge, Haley spent 16 years with L Brands (NYSE: LB), most recently as Vice President of Internal Communications directly supporting the company’s founder and chairman in strategic, leadership and internal communications, designing and implementing messages, communications strategies and engagement campaigns to reach 100,000 global employees. As head of the internal communications function for the enterprise, she was additionally responsible for all change communications including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and reductions in force.

In her life before retail, she worked in the non-profit sector, supporting a DC-based liberal arts accreditation agency, producing special events and directing and stage managing theater in NYC.

Director of Community Investment

Jen Bowden is the Director of Community Investment for the IGS Family of Companies, where she works to carry forward the company’s purpose of building a meaningful energy future together. In this role, she’s responsible for investments into the communities where IGS does business including philanthropic investments, employee community engagement, community economic development and volunteerism. Additionally, she has responsibilities on IGS’s corporate innovation team.

Before joining IGS, she was the vice president of community relations for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus’ professional hockey team. Jen has also held roles as the director of corporate and government relations and capital campaign manager for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Prior to her time with the Foodbank, she spent several years in charitable fundraising in Washington, D.C. She received a degree in International Studies from The Ohio State University.

Jen actively serves the community through volunteerism and civic participation. In addition to her role on the Conscious Capitalism Columbus board, she serves as a board member of Deep Griha USA, chairs the HRC Columbus Gala, and annually serves as a roster judge on Election Day.

She lives in Upper Arlington with her partner, Josh Flynn, and daughter, Parker.

Director of Software Engineering

In a career spanning over 20 years in technology, Mark has had the opportunity to lead and participate in roles as diverse as engineering, sales, and management. At Microsoft, he owned development and release of two major products: Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 R2. Upon leaving Microsoft in 2010, Mark held a series of positions, including developing and leading the QA department at Grange Insurance, leading engineering and product management at Manta, and leading engineering for the Provider Vertical at CoverMyMeds to integrate with the leading EMR systems Epic, Cerner, and Allscripts, eventually ending in a $1.4B acquisition by McKesson. He has been with Fuse by Cardinal Health since late 2017, supporting teams responsible for on-site inventory management solutions.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree with concentration in Computer Science from the University of Washington. In his spare time, Mark is active in the Columbus startup community, an avid cyclist, and 10-time Pelotonia participant

An Alchemist of life, Deja believes wholeheartedly that beauty is our birthright.

Co-Founder and CEO of Replenish and The Yoga carriage. Deja serves as the vision and direction behind the social enterprise and self-care revolution that has been in existence for 10 years. Deja’s deep rooted intention is to share the vital need for self-care by supporting individuals and corporations to create healthier rituals for their work space and in everyday life. Her life experience led her to the discovery of integrative health and the vital need to include this education and practices into our daily routines. A teacher of yoga, meditation, self-care and creator of powerful personal development programming, she is blazing a more self aware approach to building connected and beautiful awakened communities. Replenish, is a safe space for all people -offers donation-based yoga, spa experiences and powerful programming to refresh the eco-system of our human interactions.

Born, raised and educated in middle-of-nowhere Ohio, Matthew started designing and coding websites in Alexandria, VA in 1999 – with no coding experience. Being a quick study, he moved on to become VP of Interactive at Fleishman Hillard in Washington DC. The experience gained from that role led to co-founding a boutique digital agency – with no business experience. There’s a pattern forming. When not at his desk helping his Visceral compatriots save the world you can find him arguing with people who disagree The Wire is not the best show of all time. Since becoming a father causes associated with education hit much closer to home.

Cookie founded McIntyre Executive Search in Columbus in 1990 through her passion for maximizing the potential in people and organizations. The firm is retained by clients across a diverse range of industries to acquire their executive and leadership talent. McIntyre has developed a significant focus on mission-driven nonprofits such as: American Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, and Make-A-Wish nationally. McIntyre also serves smaller independent nonprofits, government and educational organizations, and purpose-driven for-profit organizations such as Quantum Health. In addition, over a thirty year history, our list of corporate clients include Harley-Davidson, W.L. Gore & Associates, Cummins, Inc., Albertsons, Cardinal Health, Ernst and Young (EY-Global).

Cookie’s philosophy of creating a company based on the tenets of Conscious Capitalism, with a high level of personal service and a deep connection to all stakeholders, has enabled McIntyre to attract and retain a well-regarded list of clients from many different industries and organizations.  Cookie believes success lies in hiring and engaging great people and creating a shared supportive and transparent culture that offers the freedom for everyone to be their professional and personal best.

Dr. Patricia Hohlbein is an Assistant Professor of Management at Ohio Dominican University.  She earned her EdD in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, with her dissertation research focusing on “The power of play in developing emotional intelligence in leaders”. Additionally, she earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Applied Leadership and Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Marketing.  Prior to beginning her academic career, Dr. Hohlbein was a Director of Marketing for a Regional Hospital in Kentucky, a Vice President of Business Development for International, National, and local architectural planning and design firms, and a serial entrepreneur.  She has been a featured speaker at international, national, and regional conferences in Belize, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and Ohio on her research and expertise on conscious capitalism, emotional intelligence, play, organizational leadership, and organizational behavior.  She is a lifelong learner and has active research interests in: conscious capitalism, organizational leadership, organizational behavior, play, and emotional intelligence.

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