Culturati Team
Culturati: Magazine
5 min readDec 5, 2018


Newly Announced Speakers Include Grace Zuncic, Chobani; Kelli Mason, New Knowledge; Jerry Davis, Goodwill; and More

Joining Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter; Mayerland Harris, H-E-B; Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; Kelly McGinnis, Levi Strauss & Co.; and More

AUSTIN, TEXAS (December 4, 2018) — Culturati Summit, the intimate event convening CEOs, entrepreneurs and other C-suite leaders from across the country to discuss culture-building and share playbooks, is releasing today some exciting additions to the program for the fourth annual event to be held January 27–28, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

This latest round of speakers will join the amazing list of previously announced participants, who include Twitter’s Candi Castleberry Singleton, H-E-B’s Mayerland Harris, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Tim League and Levi Strauss & Co’s Kelly McGinnis. Among those just announced today are Grace Zuncic, senior vice president of people at Chobani; Kelli Newman, vice president of people at New Knowledge and previously head of diversity and inclusion at FabFitFun; Jerry Davis, CEO of Goodwill; and more.

In addition to the new participants, the Summit is also excited to announce the addition of Culture Tools Pecha Kucha to the program, which will dedicate two featured session slots to concise, fast-paced, tools-focused presentations. Each presenter will showcase stories from the field, tool-centric hacks and techniques, and impactful ideas utilizing 20 slides that advance every 20 seconds.

The 2019 Culturati Summit will bring together an exceptional group of speakers including company founders and executives, entrepreneurs, C-Suite leaders and experts on company culture to share playbooks, successes and failures, learn from one another, and drive conversations to practical, actionable plans. The Summit will be more intimate, interactive and dialogue-driven than ever before with fewer keynotes and an increased number of impactful breakout sessions. Programming for the 2019 Summit will focus on the practical, on emerging science, on transformational cultures, on the increasing call for brands to take a stand, and leadership lessons from the very best in the business.

“Our fourth summit is shaping up to be the best and most insightful yet,” said Culturati Co-Founder Eugene Sepulveda. “Our incredible programming team has pulled together leaders from across industries and around the country to share their playbooks and get the rest of us talking about ours. Reviewing the keynotes and breakouts reinforces how culture has become as much science as art.”

Additional participants are still to be announced in the weeks ahead. And the program is subject to change. All currently announced speakers and participants include the following:

● Candi Castleberry Singleton — Vice President of Intersectionality, Culture and Diversity at Twitter

Ethan Burris — Professor of Management and the Chevron Centennial Fellow at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Served as a Visiting Scholar at Google and Microsoft.

Grace Zuncic — Senior Vice President, People at Chobani

Holly Ensign-Barstow — Manager, Mission Align Team, B Lab

Jerry Davis — CEO of Goodwill of Central Texas

Josh Levine — Partner at Great Monday, Executive Director and Co-Founder of CULTURE LABx

Kelli Mason — VP of People at New Knowledge

● Kelly McGinnis — SVP & Chief Communications Officer of Levi Strauss & Co.

● Kelly White — Co-CEO of The SAFE Alliance

● Mark McClain — Founder and CEO of SailPoint

● Mayerland Harris — Group Vice President of Human Resources at H-E-B, Inc.

● Rajkumari Neogy — Executive Coach of iRestart

Rick Alexander — Head of Legal Policy, B Lab

● Saneel Radia — EVP Global Head of Business Transformation at R/GA

● Tim League — Founder & CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

● Tyson Tuttle — President & CEO of Silicon Labs

*Those names in bold are new additions as of today

“We’re very proud to be a partner of Culturati Summit this year,” says John Gilluly, Partner at DLA Piper. “I’m really looking forward to the insight and illumination to come as some of the best names in culture open their playbooks and share a wealth of lessons learned that will be so vital for the future.“

The 2019 Culturati Summit will open on Sunday, January 27th with an opening keynote followed by intimate dinners for participants in the homes of Austin CEOs, one of which will be hosted by Austin Mayor Steve Adler. The following day, Monday, January 28th, will feature a full day of keynotes and breakout sessions in Brazos Hall and at Capital Factory, the gravitational center for entrepreneurship in Austin.

Past speakers from the 2018 program have included executives from Google, Patagonia Accenture, PayPal, the San Antonio Spurs, Netflix, SOULCycle, Pelotonia, MailChimp, Turner, the Obama Foundation, Sprint, NACD, Favor, RetailMeNot, the Met Life Foundation, Dell and Civitas Learning.

The Culturati Summit would like to thank the 2019 partners and sponsors, including Equinor, Bazaarvoice, Capital Factory, DLA Piper, JDI, Atlassian, Google, Hagerty, National Instruments, New Waterloo, Notley Ventures, RetailMeNot, Inc., SailPoint, Silicon Labs, SXSW, Texas Capital Bank, USAA, and WeWork.

The Summit is invitation-only, but to apply to attend, go to And follow on Facebook at, on Twitter @culturatisummit, on Instagram at, and on LinkedIn at


Culturati is a community of CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and other c-suite leaders who practice & study culture building and share our playbooks. We’re leaders — from technology, finance, banking, the arts, other industries, educational institutions and government — who get the power of culture. We organize impactful & actionable keynotes and breakout sessions for the annual Summit. We share information online, in our recently published book (The Culture Book V1: When Culture Clicks) and at ourCulturati Connect events hosted around the country. The next Culturati Connect events are being held in LA, San Francisco and Dallas. The next Culturati Summit will take place January 27 & 28, 2019 in Austin.



Culturati Team
Culturati: Magazine

Culturati is a community of CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and other c-suite leaders who practice & study culture building and share our play books.