Graphic Media Alliance

2022 ENCORE Leadership Conference

2022 LC

We will be hosting conference on Monday, October 3rd at Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Our 17th Annual Sterling Distribution Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at Delaware Golf Tournament. 

Registration for conference will begin at 7:30 am and the presentations will kick off at 8:00 am.

With the recent success of the inaugural Americas Print Show behind us, the conversation and learning opportunities continue with this year's - appropriately named - ENCORE Leadership Conference. 

As in years past, Graphic Media Alliance has brought together the nation's top subject matter experts to ensure that our members remain aware of the latest industry trends. In addition, this year, we are excited to introduce several new presenters, along with a couple of familiar faces, at this one-day event. Our lineup for 2022 will include top-of-mind subjects for our members, certain to inspire engaging conversations and a truly immersive experience.

In preparation for tomorrow and years to come, we will explore everything from building a positive workplace culture to taking a deep dive into strategic planning, goal stetting and financial ratio analysis. We will also take a completely new look at process improvement, providing the necessary tools to implement change and techniques to help your employees adopt changes effectively. 

We will also explore new concepts in print sales, specifically how we adopt new practices for a post-pandemic market. With many of our members struggling with workforce-related concerns, you will have the opportunity to rethink how we market our businesses to attract the next generation for positions in the front office and production. 

With our rich lineup of presenters and content, this is an outstanding opportunity to learn, reflect, and, most importantly, network with your peers as we prepare for the future. As we continue to diversify content, our presenters will focus on critical issues ranging from marketing and sales strategy to building a positive workforce culture, impacting process improvement initiatives and retention.

Plan to stick around for the Cocktail Reception and PIEF Adventure Golf Challenge beginning at 4:30 pm at the conclusion of the education sessions!

Featured Presenters for 2022:

Dr. Ralph Williams - Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Ralph Williams worked in the printing industry, serving as president of three companies (holding major ownership in two). Ralph then consulted for printing firms. Ralph earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and serves as an Associate Professor of Management at Middle Tennessee State University. He teaches strategy, entrepreneurial financial management, family business and management principles. Ralph has published multiple academic research articles on family business, small business, and leadership. Ralph is actively engaged with printing industry associations – conducting industry research (PIPI: Printing Industry Performance and Insights), writing articles and speaking at association events.

Kelly Mallozzi -  Success.In.Print

Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly’s areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars. Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women’s roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of thirteen, so she fears nothing.

Jameson Rehm - Lean Strategy Consultant

Jameson Rehm is a dynamic speaker focusing on creating cultures of continuous improvement. His career started in 2005 as a Lean consultant teaching problem solving to leaders and front-line clinical staff for Kenagy & Associates. This led to his stories being included in the book Designed to Adapt, which became the American College of Healthcare Executives book of the year in 2011. Since then, Jameson has been the primary leader of the Lean team at Mount Carmel Health System. He has led teams to see incredible results focusing on the quality and efficiency of patient care, while increasing employee engagement.

Renea Williams - Drew Alexander Consulting

Renea Williams is an accomplished philanthropy executive with more than 25 years of experience in fundraising and event production, strategic planning, cultivating relationships and change management. In her role as a fundraiser, Renea has raised more than ten million dollars redefining event and campaigns to achieve stellar results and brand awareness. Her biggest joy is being able to transform mission to strategies and goals into realities--using business acumen and fun. Her peers say, “Renea is a hands-on transformational leader with an empathic and charismatic personality who is dependable, trustworthy, patient, authentic and has unwavering integrity.” Currently Renea is working for Drew Alexander Consulting as the vice president of Impact, where she leads client focused projects to help amplify team strategies, enhance cultures and develop boards.

Joe Trybula - Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC

Joe specializes in professional management of corporate retirement programs, focusing on organizing, formalizing, implementing and monitoring programs designed to meet their ERISA fiduciary responsibilities. Certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, Joe has advanced education and experience in fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process.


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Quest Conference Center:

In 2021, Quest Conference Center relocated to 9200 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082. This location boasts larger, updated rooms all on one floor. This facility features beautiful views from all meeting spaces with ample complimentary parking available. The brand new conference center hosts an Ohio Inventor’s Wing, and an Ohio Astronaut Wing with meeting rooms named for famous Ohioans.


Quest Conference Center has secured special pricing for the conference at two adjacent hotels. To book your room at this reduced rate, please contact the hotel directly and ask for the Quest Conference Rate. The special rates will be honored up until the day before the conference, but reserve your room early to ensure availability.

Fairfield Inn and Suites

9000 Worthington Road

Westerville, OH 43082

(614) 568-0770

Hampton Inn and Suites

8411 Pulsar Place

Columbus, OH 43240

(614) 885-8400

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