Who We Are

  • Jim Whitehead – Owner

    Jim Whitehead started the company in 1996 with the goal of providing larger then life visual concepts to the metro Detroit creative industry. From the very beginning, Jim has been the visionary behind the company’s direction and growth. He was born and raised in metro Detroit and lives with his wife & has family in the area. When he is not at work or traveling across the country, he is an avid boater and enjoys downhill skiing.
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    Scott Kenley – Vice President Branded Sales

    After growing up in Denver, Scott graduated from Colorado State University in 1990 with a degree in Technical Journalism and Public Relations then worked in the newspaper editorial business for four years. He entered the automotive industry as a service manager in 1994 and then went to work for Chrysler Corporation in 1998. Scott left Chrysler in 2005 to join Innovative Media. He and his wife Erin live in Maryland and spend their free time boating on the Chesapeake Bay whenever they can.
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    Tina Honingschmidt – Regional Brand Manager GL/MW

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    Brady Quick – Regional Brand Manager SE/SW/Puerto Rico

    Brady has been working with dealers for 25 years, having owed his own automotive accessory company for 12 years. He was also the installation manager for Innovative Media for 2 years with projects including Water Tower Wraps, Chrysler HQ Building Wraps and other high profile installations. He grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan and went to high school there, started his business right out of high school and is now Regional Brand Manager for Innovative Media. Brady spends his leisure time now on Anna Maria Island playing beach volleyball and kite surfing.
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    Wendy Deller – Regional Brand Manager D/W

    A graduate of Western Michigan University in 1989 with a fashion and interior design degree and a marketing minor, Wendy began her career in the automotive industry in 1991 with Ford Motor Company in Detroit in their Marketing Sales and Service Division. She transferred to the California Region in 1993, continuing her career in various dealer contact positions until in 2006. Wendy then joined Innovative Media and utilized her talents in dealer relationship and familiarity with image programs for automotive retailers. She grew up in Clarkston, MI and moved to sunny southern CA at the age of 25 where she lives today with her husband and 2 kids in Huntington Beach. Wendy is an avid runner and is training for the Boston Marathon.
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    Elizabeth Curry – Regional Brand Manager MA/NE

    Beth joined the Innovative Media Team in 2010 and brings with her 11 years of expertise in the auto industry with dealerships. She was a District Manager for both the Sales and Service departments for Chrysler Corporation, and also worked in a warehouse at a Mopar Parts Depot during her college days. Beth is originally from Detroit and has worked with dealerships in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast United States. She now resides in Annapolis, MD, and enjoys spending time on the beach and the Chesapeake Bay.
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    Jorge Rubio – Installation Manager

    Jorge graduated Florida State University with a bachelors degree in international affairs. He owned his own construction company where he did work for mortgage companies nationwide for 15 years before selling it. Since then he’s been Innovative Media’s installation manager. In his spare time, he plays a lot of piano and is proficient in 9 other instruments.
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    Kristie Shepard – Account Manager

    Kristie Shepard serves as a project manager and inside sales account representative. She has been a proud member of the Innovative Media family since 2004 with a focus on the Automotive Branding Programs. She attended college at Holy Cross in South Bend, IN and Oakland Community College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and all things the great outdoors have offer.
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    Mary Staines – Senior Project Manager

    Mary works together with all departments to ensure jobs are successfully completed from start to finish, establishing and monitor timelines, managing installations, prepare estimates, and ensuring jobs come in on budget. A BBA graduate from Northwood University, Mary has 10 years experience in marketing communications, advertising and management. She has a diverse background working for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Mary’s hometown is Bryan, Ohio. When not at work she is usually spending time outdoors and enjoys snowboarding and golfing.
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    Steve Deckard – Vice President Millwork Division

    Bob has worked in and around automotive advertising in the Detroit area for the past 22 years, after graduating from Michigan State with a degree in Advertising Design & Communications in 1989. Starting out a an Art Director, he has produced print collateral and regional broadcast advertising for the “Big 3” at J. Walter Thompson, BBDO and Smith-Winchester. Bob Joined Innovative Media in 2010. Bob enjoys painting, photography and running in his free time.
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    Steve Croce – Production Manager

    Steve began working in production for Innovative Media in 2004 and has been in the industry for 10 years. His day to day responsibilities include managing the production of multiple projects occurring in the print shop at any given time. He has extensive knowledge of the myriad areas of the grand format printing including laminates, media and product application. In his spare time Steve enjoys hanging out with his daughter and son.
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    Bob Kler – Digital Media Manager / Design Manager

    Bob has worked in and around automotive advertising in the Detroit area for the past 22 years, after graduating from Michigan State with a degree in Advertising Design & Communications in 1989. Starting out a an Art Director, he has produced print collateral and regional broadcast advertising for the “Big 3” at J. Walter Thompson, BBDO and Smith-Winchester. Bob Joined Innovative Media in 2010. Bob enjoys painting, photography and running in his free time.
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    Matthew Korpas – Graphic Designer

    Graphics Designer Matthew Korpas demonstrates hard work time and time again. Originally joining the US Army when he was only 17, he went on to serve for 8 year overseas in part with Operation Enduring Freedom and then Iraqi Freedom. After being honorably discharged, he went on to become certified in multimedia design with cutting edge software like Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and After Effects, and is fluent in multiple video editing environments, as well as working on the music news production, Harmelody TV, in his spare time. Matt was born in Houston Texas and has lived in Michigan since 1987.
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