Request to attend – Communicate NYC: An Exclusive IC and EX Event at NeueHouse Madison Square

Join Interact and an exclusive group of comms, people experience, and digital workplace leaders at an in-person event in NYC.

Communicate: New York City is a rare chance to connect with other comms leaders in the private members club for creatives, NeueHouse Madison Square.

Situated in the iconic Flatiron District, the vibrant energy of this historic atelier will be our home for the day as we network, explore current trends and challenges, and come away with actionable takeaways and an expanded peer network.

Featuring real-life stories, best practice panel discussions and topic-based roundtables, this event will be a space to learn, network, and reflect on how to create better employee experiences and thriving workplaces in 2024 and beyond.

  • 05- Dec- 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
  • NeueHouse Madison Square,
    110 E 25th St, NY 10010, United States

Why Attend?

  • Dive deep into the latest innovations and strategies connecting the world’s most successful workplaces
  • Network, discuss current trends, and tackle shared challenges with peers who understand the intricacies of your field
  • Hear from IC experts with deep expertise in intelligently leveraging technology
  • Gain insights from the real-world strategies employed by communicators in other leading enterprises

After NeueHouse, with plenty to think about we’ll head to a nearby speakeasy for happy hour in the heart of New York City.

Space is limited and by invitation only. Secure your spot today and be part of a select group of professionals shaping the future of internal communications and workplace excellence.


    • 8am
    • Check-in opens & breakfast
    • 9:15am
    • Keynote: Tara Powers, S&P Global
    • 10am
    • Maya Chawla, American Red Cross
    • 10:40am
    • Refreshment Break
    • 11am
    • Breakouts: Neuehouse Cinema Room (see more for session details) ·

      Kick back, grab some popcorn and relax in Neuehouse’s plush cinema screening room.

      Speakers include:

      • Aziza Asaad, Saputo
      • Adrienne Taylor, Assent
      • Will Read,  Sideways 6


    • 12pm
    • Networking Lunch
    • 1pm
    • Breakouts: Neuehouse Cinema Room (see more for session details) ·

      Kick back, grab some popcorn and relax in Neuehouse’s plush cinema screening room.

      Speakers include:

      • Brianna Baptiste, NY Hospitals + Health
      • Will Read,  Sideways 6


    • 2pm
    • Topic-led roundtables ·

      This is a unique chance to discuss key issues and challenges with your peers. During this informal interactive session, you engage in problem-solving initiatives and share experiences on a variety of topics including:

      • Learning new skills to accommodate a changing workforce
      • Change Communication
      • Company culture
      • The IC function – your IC career

    • 3:15pm
    • Afternoon Refreshment Break
    • 3:30pm
    • Keynote: Katherine Ide, Audacy
    • 4:15pm
    • IC leaders panel discussion ·

      Featuring experts from:

      • Domino’s
      • Acadian
      • Post Consumer Brands
      • SERVPRO
      • Mount Sinai Hospitals

    • 5pm
    • End note & event close
    • 5:15pm
    • Networking drinks at Patent Pending

Featured Speakers

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Tara Powers

Head of Internal Communications at S&P Global

Tara Powers is Head of Internal Communications for S&P Global. In this role, she leads a team of strategic communicators responsible for bringing the company’s vision, purpose, and values to life for its 35,000 people across the world. Tara brings more than a decade of experience in driving executive communication strategy, M&A and integration communications, crisis management, and global employee engagement. Identifying as a storyteller first, she can craft the compelling message behind a complex corporate initiative. Previously, Tara held communications roles of increasing seniority within both the Corporate enterprise and S&P Global Ratings. Earlier in her career, she led Sales Communications for Avon Products, where her team was charged with launching key strategic initiatives to Avon’s independent sales representative population. Tara began her career in the publishing industry at W. W. Norton & Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with honors from Villanova University, as well as a master’s degree in Irish and Irish-American Studies from New York University. When she’s not crafting communications strategy, you can find Tara exploring Connecticut’s walking trails with her spouse and 1-year-old daughter.

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    Maya Chawla

    Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at American Red Cross

    Maya Chawla is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in internal messaging, brand marketing and digital transformation. Currently, she is the Manager of Digital Marketing at the American Red Cross, working to drive the success of the newly launched intranet, OneSource. Prior to this role, Maya was a Senior Communications Specialist where she developed communications strategy for a variety of Red Cross organizational priorities, both proactive and reactive. During this time, she also acted as a spokesperson for the Red Cross in response to multiple disasters. Maya began her career at the Red Cross in the field as a blood donor recruiter for the Carolinas Blood Services Region. It was these various roles and perspectives gained over time with the organization that helped shape the vision of the new intranet. When she’s not thinking about how to communicate effectively with an internal audience, she’s spending time with her three boys and husband usually enjoying the great outdoors.

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    Katherine Ide

    VP Corporate Communications & CSR at Audacy

    Katherine Ide is a Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Audacy. She is a strategic and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of success in developing and executing communications strategies that engage employees, build brand awareness, and drive business results. Katherine has over 20 years of experience in the media and communications industry. She began her award-winning career as an on-air talent, program director, and operations manager for various radio companies in Texas. She later moved into the corporate side of the business, where she held various roles in marketing, communications, e-commerce, and operations. At Audacy, Katherine has led the development and execution of several high-profile communications initiatives, including the project management of the company's rebrand and the refining of the corporate social responsibility strategy. She also launched and now oversees the company's internal communications and is a strategist for employee engagement. Katherine is a graduate of Midwestern State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.  Katherine, or “Katy,” is an avid reader with questionable book taste. She is married with two sons, one graduating from college in Spring 2024 and one starting first grade in Fall 2023. She volunteers in her community and sings some wicked karaoke.

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    Andrea Slivka

    Team Leader - Internal Communications at Domino's

    Andrea is a strategic communicator with experience leading projects and teams, securing media coverage, launching new websites, writing creative copy and motivating people to take action. Andrea also a creative problem-solver who has successfully launched new initiatives to meet organizational goals.

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    Adrienne Taylor

    Internal Communications Branding Specialist at Assent

    Adrienne Taylor is the Internal Communications and Branding Specialist at Assent and plays a role in shaping the company's internal narrative and brand identity. At the heart of Assent's mission to enhance global supply chains with lasting positive impacts, Adrienne manages the company's intranet, fostering a dynamic and informed workplace. She delved deep into the organization's fabric to complete the assessment that led to Assent's proud achievement of becoming a Certified B Corporation, a testament to the company's commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Her efforts reflect a deep dedication to cultivating an ethical, transparent and sustainable business ethos within Assent and beyond.

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    Aziza Assaad

    Digital Communications at Saputo

    Based in Canada, Aziza is a digital communications specialist at one of the world's top 10 dairy companies with a global presence. Before this, she held a key role in digital marketing at a renowned global beauty company.

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    Randall Mann

    Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations at Acadian

    Randall joined Acadian in 2009 and was promoted to vice president 2013. He leads a team responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing initiatives for Acadian’s six divisions. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he served in various advertising, marketing and public relations roles in agency and in-house settings for more than 35 years. Randall is a private pilot and enjoys volunteering in his community. He is active in Lafayette’s Mardi Gras activities and has served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana, the University of Louisiana Alumni Association, Acadian Air Festival, Sertoma Cajun Air Show and Louisiana Honor Air.

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    Jordan Gaal

    Manager, Corporate Communications at Post Consumer Brands

    Jordan Gaal is the Corporate Communications Manager at Post Consumer Brands and based in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area in Minnesota, U.S. He formerly worked at the public relations firm MorganMyers and has expertise in consumer-packaged goods, food, agriculture, and tech sectors. With experience in both agency and in-house roles, his focus is on creating clear and effective internal and digital communication strategies. Jordan is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied communication and digital media.

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    Allison Isaacson Beahm

    Director of Communications at SERVPRO

    Allison Isaacson Beahm joined SERVPRO HQ’s Training Division in 2013 to develop a best practices program, host personal development workshops, and help improve the company’s operating system. In 2017, she joined the Communications Department—creating the organization’s first KPM resources and developing editorial and multimedia content about storm events, industry events, and SERVPRO franchise teams. From 2019 to the present, Allison has been leading SERVPRO HQ’s Communications Department which is responsible for editorial management, intranet management, field reporting, multimedia services, public relations, brand reputation management, digital asset management, digital signage, peer-to-peer best practices dissemination, and fostering company culture. Her team’s purpose is to drive awareness of information and resources to maximize utilization of the company’s operating system. Throughout her career, Mrs. Beahm has served on the board of directors of nonprofits such as the Sumner County Family YMCA, Restore Small Groups, Pope John Paul II Preparatory Academy, and First Responders Children’s Foundation. Allison Isaacson Beahm graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2012 with majors in both economics and communication studies as well as a minor in corporate strategy.

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