The Columbus Chamber has hosted the CEO Insights series since 2013, which features interviews with some of our region’s top business leaders. The Columbus Chamber is proud to have two of our region’s foremost leaders in the retail sector join our stage for the most recent CEO Insights. Denny Gerdeman, Chair and Founder of Chute Gerdeman, has been at the helm of Chute Gerdeman for over 20 years. Under his leadership, along with his wife and partner, Elle Chute, Chute Gerdeman has achieved renown as a leading retail design firm winning multiple Store of the Year awards and being honored by DDI magazine’s list of the most important design firms for an unprecedented 14 years running. Yaromir Steiner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Steiner & Associates, formed the company with a vision and passion for creating sustainable, pedestrian-friendly and high performing mixed-use destinations. His vision has evolved into over 7.4 million square feet of mixed-use projects across the United States including our own Easton Town Center. Yaromir’s civic and financially disciplined model has inspired and transformed the industry, leading the way for a new generation of mixed-use environments that encourage interaction, exploration and experiential elements. Denny and Yaromir are serving as chairs for Retail Summit 2017, presented by Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber.