Women in Design
Canzani Center Auditorium
CCAD Canzani Center Auditorium
For the third year, Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program presents Women in Design, a panel focusing on innovation in design. This year, such experts as Carly Price, Executive Director, Head of Branch Innovation Labs at JPMorgan Chase, Annalies Corbin, Ph.D., President & CEO of the PAST Foundation and Chief Goddess, Brandi Braun, Deputy Innovation Officer for the City of Columbus, and Veronica Lynagh, Executive Vice President at The STEMIE Coalition Inc., will discuss innovation from the boardroom to the classroom in an event moderated by CCAD President Melanie Corn. A reception will be held before the panel discussion and networking will follow.
Annalies Corbin, Ph.D.
President & CEO – Chief Goddess
The PAST Foundation
1003 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43212
Dr. Annalies Corbin is the President & CEO of the PAST Foundation. In 2000, Annalies founded the PAST Foundation, an organization she envisioned would lead the way to connecting scientific research with classrooms and communities. Annalies has grown PAST’s partnerships across the nation, building a reputation for both transforming educational delivery and understanding tomorrow’s needs. In 2014, Annalies created the PAST Innovation Lab bringing educators, students, business and community partners together to create innovative learning programs. Annalies and PAST have received numerous awards over the years. Most recently PAST received the BizTech award for Outstanding Non-Profit Service and Annalies was the recipient of the 2016 Smart 50 Innovation Award and the 2016 Smart 50 Award for Central Ohio’s Top Executives. PAST was also selected by the White House to collaborate on the Next Generation High Schools Summit, and recognized for its Excellence in
Education as reported by the US Department of Education in its STEM 2026 report. Annalies received her doctorate from the University of Idaho and her baccalaureate and master degrees in Anthropology and Maritime Archaeology from the Universities of South Dakota and East Carolina.
Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
Brandi Braun is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the City of Columbus. In this role, she helps lead and oversee Smart Columbus, an initiative born from the Smart City Challenge Grant, through which Columbus beat out 77 other US cities to become the model for connected cities of the future. Brandi also helps lead enterprise-wide innovation strategies aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness throughout the City. Brandi previously served as the Chief of Community Relations for Columbus Recreation and Parks, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Ohio Department of Commerce, and Assistant City Administrator for Gahanna, Ohio. Brandi has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Public Administration, a Six Sigma Black belt and is a graduate of Leadership Columbus.
Executive Director, Head of Branch Innovation Labs at JPMorgan Chase
Carly is an accomplished design leader with a passion for creating delightful products, services, and brand experiences. She has a proven record of bringing iconic, useful, and beautiful consumer products to market, across multiple categories, ranging from consumer goods, to online, mobile, and retail experiences. Carly is currently the Head of Branch Innovation Labs for Chase. In her previous roles, she was the VP of Product Design and Development at sleep start-up Casper, and a Director of Consumer Experience Design at IDEO.
Director, The STEMIE Coalition, brings years of strategic experience to the table. With a focus on strategic execution and organizational management, she keeps the whole team moving forward while sticking to the organizational mission of the group and growing partnerships with all audiences at the same time; inventors, educators, partners, sponsors and volunteers all benefit with Veronica leading the charge.
After volunteering as a fill-in judge for Invention Convention in Ohio, Veronica Lynagh took on the role of Director of Development in 2012 when she saw the impact the Invention Convention had on our youth. She then served as the Executive Director of the program for seven years leading the Invention Convention team by providing direction and vision for the 22 year-old program.
Prior to that, Veronica worked with the Dispatch Media Group from 2007-2012 as the Director of Sales for the Dispatch Shows Group, Dispatch Digital Sales Manager, and Niche Media Sales Manager. Veronica earned her BA degree from Miami University in 2005.