Michele Cuthbert is the founder and creative director of Baker Creative and has more than 20 years of experience working with leading brands including McDonald’s, Ohio State University Hospital, the Columbus Crew, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Cooper Tires, NAPA, Liebert, Ohio Tourism and Visit Florida, just to name a few. She and her team have created award-winning published work for a diverse group of clients with unique communications challenges. Both local and national media have recognized Cuthbert, including Crain’s New York Business, Huffington Post, Fox News New York, Mashable and Fast Company. Her work has been published in “Big Book of Self Promotion” by Crescent Hill Books and three GDUSA design manuals. Cuthbert is a recipient of the Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 award, given to the best and brightest entrepreneurs in central Ohio. Baker Creative is Edge, WBENC, WBE certified and was named among the Best Workplaces by Ohio Business magazine. The company received letters of commendation from the state of Ohio, Mayor of Cincinnati and California Senator Holly Mitchell. Baker Creative has also received multiple Communicator, PRSA PRism, PRSA regional Diamond, GDUSA, SIA, Marcom and Hermes awards in design, content marketing, video, reputation management, public relations, sustainability, social media and strategy. Cuthbert has been recognized as one of the leading female CEOs by Columbus CEO magazine. Before founding her own firm, Cuthbert worked as an art director for several advertising agencies and large corporations, where she developed marketing and advertising for a number of international companies. She has served as an adjunct instructor at Capital University, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus College of Art and Design. She also has served on several national boards of directors to help feed hungry children and hurricane victims. She was on the advisory board of directors for the Ohio University Schey Sales Centre. Cuthbert believes strongly in giving back to the community that has been so generous to her through the years. This is reflected in her work as an adjunct professor at leading Columbus area universities and her pro-bono portfolio, which continues to grow.