Impact Icons hosted by Jen Levisen by Imagine a Place Productions and Ecomedes

Imagine a Place Productions welcomes, Impact Icons, a new podcast hosted by Jen Levisen of Ecomedes, Inc.

by Aaron Estabrook

HUNTINGBURG, January, 2023 — OFS continues its commitment to highlighting voices that can inspire change with the announcement of the launch of its 5th podcast in the Imagine a Place Productions network, “Impact Icons,” from Ecomedes, Inc.

With its first episode launching on Tuesday, January 17th, Impact Icons will celebrate sustainability leaders within the built environment who have been instrumental in building the foundations needed to shape the skyline for a greener tomorrow.

Each month, host Jen Levisen will sit down with environmental business leaders, designers, and other changemakers to explore the challenges and triumphs of their work, and to share their insights and inspiration with listeners. From tackling climate change and preserving biodiversity, to promoting renewable energy and supporting local economies, Impact Icons will explore how these guests are making a real impact in their respective fields.

"Through Impact Icons, we hope to not only celebrate these remarkable individuals, but also to inspire our listeners to make a difference in their own way, said Jen Levisen host of Impact Icons and Content Director + Editor-in-Chief at Ecomedes, Inc."

On the inaugural episode of Impact Icons, host Jen Levisen speaks with Brandi Susewitz, CEO and Founder of Reseat, the world's first online marketplace for second-life office furniture. Together, they talk about the threads that have been connectors throughout Brandi’s personal life and career, and the paradigm shift that is needed to move toward a more sustainable, circular industry.

Future episodes will feature guests including:

  • Bonnie Sharphouse, Sustainability Manager, GAF
  • Jon Strassner, Chief Sustainability Officer, ASID
  • Eric Corey Freed, Principal, Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign
  • Annie Bevan, CEO, mindful MATERIALS
  • Aaron VanderGalien, Senior Partner,
  • Deksia Gabe Wing, Director of Sustainability, MillerKnoll
  • Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.
  • John Bennett, CEO + Founder, Eco Safety, Inc.

Impact Icons joins a family of podcasts on the Imagine a Place Productions network which includes:

Imagine a Place Productions Podcast Network

"We are so proud to welcome Impact Icons as part of our growing family of podcasts on the Imagine a Place Productions network,” said Doug Shapiro, VP of Research and Insights at OFS. “Our goal at Imagine a Place Productions is to amplify the voices of industry leaders who can inspire, entertain and educate the design community. Impact Icons perfectly aligns with this mission. This show has the power to motivate listeners to make a positive difference in the world."

New episodes of Impact Icons will be available monthly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all other podcast streaming platforms.


Ecomedes, Inc. connects buyers and sellers within the built environment through cloud-based software that reduces costs and improves sustainability. Ecomedes, Inc.’s platforms, ecomedes and Mortarr, help institutional and commercial building teams discover, evaluate, and procure optimal building professionals and materials while vetting critical impact factors including energy, water, human health, circularity, and social factors. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., you can learn more about these platforms at and


OFS is a family-owned contract furniture manufacturer dedicated to crafting experiences and products that contribute to places where people want to be. Founded in 1937, OFS provides furniture and logistics solutions for office, healthcare, education, lifestyle, hospitality, government, and home office markets worldwide, offering seating, tables, casegoods, and open plan products. The brands, Carolina and Bryan Ashley are OFS companies. OFS is based in Huntingburg, Indiana.


Imagine a Place Productions gathers industry-leading voices that have the power to inspire the design community through storytelling and broaden our creative horizons. The goal of Imagine a Place Productions is to further elevate the belief that the places we make and the ways we design them matter in our lives.

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