Meet Our Team!

Charlie Whitfield, Owner

photo of Charlie WhitfieldCharlie Whitfield was born and raised in Grenada, Ms. He attended Delta State with a focus in marketing & real estate. Today, Charlie owns and operates Whitfield Media.

Charlie is trained to handle your marketing for radio, television, and digital. Since the beginning of his advertising career, he has produced hundreds of commercials for his clients, and he offers over 30 different billboards for his clients around the Grenada area.

A self-taught videographer, Charlie has used multiple video cameras and set-ups throughout his career, including a drone (which he is certified to fly). He is also very proficient in adobe programs such as Premiere and After Effects.

Charlie maintains quality through the desire to keep up with the latest innovations of commercial production. With that said, he owns a production studio to produce creative ads for his clients. In addition, he updates his camera and video equipment on a constant basis.

Jim Burt, Production Coordinator


Jim Burt began his film education at the University of North Texas, working as an editing intern at North Texas News (a student run program). Following, he received his degree in Communications at Delta State University in 2013. In addition, he served an assistantship at University of Mississippi, which involved directing/editing short films for an acting class in 2015.

Jim is a well-rounded video editor, having mastered all adobe editing programs (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition) and Final Cut Pro X. He has worked with Red Cameras, Blackmagic, and an assortment of DSLRs. Jim films and edits approximately 20 commercials a month.

Jim's passion lies in making videos presentational. With that, several articles have been published in regards to Jim's work. He is an active videographer for McDonald's corporate and has worked with musicians like Steve Azar. Also, he designed the Kirk Auto Ole Miss Fan Cam and filmed events at the Grammy Museum Mississippi. His nickname is Buddy.

Lori Whitfield, Co-Owner & Office Manager

photo of Lori WhitfieldLori Whitfield is co-owner of Whitfield Media and the office manager. She received her bachelor’s in Business Administration & CIS.

Lori handles communications between our clients' accounts and the stations that run the ads. She also regulates scheduling, co-op approval, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

Rachel Sykes, Graphic Designer & Digital Media Specialist

Rachel is our graphic designer as well as our digital media specialist. She designs, creates, & places digital advertising through multiple channels, such as Facebook, the Google Display network, and several other digital platforms.

Rachel graduated from Delta State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in accountancy, and in 2018 she received her master's degree in business administration from DSU along with a second master's degree in professional accountancy.

Joseph Cotton, Graphic Designer

photo of Joseph CottonJoseph is a magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, where he majored in Art with an emphasis in Visual Communication. He has spent several years in newspaper/magazine publication.

He possesses an advanced skill set in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

Joseph designs billboards, logos, and print ads for many of our clients.

Angela Rodgers, Administrative Assistant

Angela Rodgers is the newest member of Whitfield Media. She graduated from Delta State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Computer Programming.

Angela has spent the past 15 years in sales and office management. Having been raised in Grenada, MS, she is very excited to be part of a local business, and to help with the continuing growth of Whitfield Media.

Angela is the proud mother of three kids, and spends all her spare time running her children around to various sports and dance competitions.

Andy Kirk, Sales Representative

Andy Kirk was born and raised in New Albany, MS. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Union University in Jackson, TN, followed by a Masters of Education from Delta State University.

After a 26 year Hall of Fame coaching career, he retired from education. His experience on the college and high school level, included being a full time teacher/instructor, recruiting, student advising, and selling the many aspects of his athletic programs and educational institutions.

He is super excited about the new adventure of being in Billboard Sales, along with the opportunity of working with such a talented group of advertising and marketing specialists at Whitfield Media.

During free time, Andy loves following all the activities of his beautiful wife Dana, 2 daughters and son-in-laws, 2 G-babies, and LSU Athletics.

Chris Reed, Company Affiliate

photo of Chris ReedChris Reed collaborates with us for a multitude of different projects and creative processes that are required in making a television commercial. He also provides acting and suggestions for on-location filming.

Chris has experience in national advertising and television production and has even appeared on National Television commercials himself.

You may also recognize Chris from History Channel’s Top Shots, which he won first place overall in the second season of the show. He also appeared on the Sportsman Channel's Total Outdoorsman.

Currently, he runs his own business (Chris Reed Dozer Work) in Grenada, MS.

Ashley Henson, Social Media Organizer

photo of Ashley HensonAshley Henson gives a helping hand in managing our clients' social media pages. He has been well trained in digital marketing and social media advertising.

He maintains relationships with clients in the Memphis and North Mississippi area. He will travel to check on them and make sure their digital marketing is effective.

He's a fun-loving/diehard/crazy Ole Miss fan.....and his nickname is Bison.