California Closets Cincinnati to host design panel
November 1, 2019 | 5:56 am CDT

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CINCINNATI, Ohio – California Closets Cincinnati will host its first design panel, Designing Better Lives: Create Products and Experiences That Matter, November 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its new three-story flagship showroom. Complimentary wine and light snacks will be served.
Following the cocktail hour the panel, centered around innovation and trends in the design industry, will feature Meredith Seeds, director, interior designer, FRCH NELSON; Alexa Drees, design center director, Drees Homes; Ruthanne Hanlon, national color & design manager at PPG Paints; and panel moderator Dave Knox, brand builder, Digital Transformation, Venture Investor, and Startup Advisor.
“We're thrilled to discuss this topic in detail with two brands that believe in creating products and experiences that change the shape of the design and manufacturing industry,”  the  company said.


Meredith Seeds
Director, Interior Designer, FRCH NELSON
Over 20 years design experience
12 years with FRCH NELSON
"I have consistently provided a strategic and artistic approach driven by my ability, passion, and intuitive insight, to develop creative design solutions for my clients. As Director of Interior Design, I focus on lifestyle brands. I lend my leadership ability and talent to a broad array of projects and share my passion of solving problems through design while mentoring others."
Alexa Drees
Design Center Director, Drees Homes
Over a decade of design experience
"I am incredibly passionate about design and am grateful I have the opportunity every day to share my love of design with others as they embark on the journey of creating something that is uniquely theirs. I strive to create spaces that are fresh, innovative, and specific to the needs of my clients for spaces that are functional as well as beautiful. I have had the opportunity to work on both residential and commercial projects. I love new challenges to grow as a designer and strive to be one of the top in the home building industry."
Ruthanne Hanlon
National Color & Design Manager at PPG Paints
Over 20 years with PPG
Dave Knox (Panel Moderator)
Brand Builder, Digital Transformation, Venture Investor, and Startup Advisor
Dave currently serves as Strategic Advisor at Predicting the Turn. As Chief Marketing Officer of Rockfish, Dave helped the company become one of the fastest growing agencies in the country, going from $13 million in 2010 to $70+ million in revenue in 2016. Simultaneously, Dave co-founded The Brandery, one of the top 10 Startup Accelerators in the US. Combining these two worlds, Dave is the author of the best-selling Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was recognized as the Grand Prix winner in the 2017 Atticus Awards.
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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.