Who we are
Integral is an award-winning employee experience agency.
We combine the attention and creativity of a boutique agency with the expertise of experienced leaders.
We’re your partner and champion in bringing the best ideas to life within your organization – from employee engagement and cultural change to complex technology transformations, employee communication programs, and more.
We believe work should be an integral part of a fulfilling life.
Meet the team
CEO & Founder
Vice President, Strategy & Culture
Vice President, Digital & Marketing
Vice President, Employee Experience & Operations
Director, Communications & Strategy
Director, Client Experience and Growth
Kari E. McLean
Senior Manager, Content & Marketing
Sr. Digital Consultant
Senior Consultant, Workplace CommTech
Client Management Associate
New York City College of Technology’s Department of Communication Design (COMD) is committed to providing a public avenue to the range of professions that utilize creativity, technology and design. The COMD is the only open enrollment program in the Tri-State Area.
Ethan McCarty and Taylor Shawver are on the Advisory Commission for New York City College of Technology’s Communication Design Department.
Integral is a member of the Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of businesses united by a commitment to a thriving democracy. Together, members stand together in support of fair and transparent elections, in which voting is safe and accessible. We stand together in support of fair and transparent elections, in which voting is safe and accessible.
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Columbia’s Strategic Communication Masters Program within the School of Professional Studies is designed to respond to industry-wide need for strategic perspective, critical thinking and exceptional communication skills.
Our CEO, Ethan McCarty is a lecturer in the Strategic Communications Master Program teaching Digital Media & Analytics and Employee Activation.
The Commission on Public Relations Education is the authoritative voice on public relations education. Since its founding in 1973 by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism, joined by co-sponsor the Public Relations Society of America, the Commission has provided recommendations on public relations education for universities and professional associations across the globe. Integral CEO & Founder Ethan McCarty, has been selected as a Registered Research Panelist.
The Diversity Action Alliance is a coalition of Public Relations and communications leaders joining forces to accelerate progress in the achievement of meaningful and tangible results in diversity, equity, and inclusion across our profession. The mission is to achieve continuous improvement for people of color as measured by recruitment, retention, and representation in management.
Integral is a member organization.
Feisty Brown provides digital and print design and branding services to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. Feisty Brown’s principals, Theo Fels and Julie Fels, have over 30 years of experience working with organizations like American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, the International Monetary Fund, New York Life, IBM, and the Irish Independent.
FHS Capital Partners is an investment group established in 2017 by Bob Feldman, Bill Heyman and Don Spetner, three long-time business associates and friends who have deep backgrounds in the corporate and marketing communications fields. While no longer actively involved in Integral, FHS Partners were among the first investors in the firm and continue to advocate for Integral’s success.
Founded in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators serves a global membership of business communication professionals in a range of disciplines.
Integral employees are members of IABC and serve at the Chapter and international levels, contributing to publications and educational events.
Founded in 1956, the Institute for Public Relations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in public relations and corporate communication practice. Integral CEO Ethan McCarty is a member of the Board of Trustees and also the Director of IPR’s Organizational Communications Research Commission.
Ethan McCarty sits on the board of the Page Up organization and is the co-founder and co-chair of its annual Innovation Award. Integrals’ advisors are members of the Arthur W. Page Society.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.” The organization has more than 30,000 members.
Integral employees are members of the PRSA organization and frequent contributors to conference and publications.