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Because we recognize that every employee is a key contributor to our success at Imagen we have assembled a highly dynamic and ever expanding team of the very best innovators, artists, and engineers to help turn your great ideas into reality.

Melissa Bledsoe


Melissa knows how to get your booth done, period. She is a master at working through the bureaucracy of show services, logistics, travel and labor.  If it can happen on a show floor, Melissa has seen it, dealt with it, and resolved it.  

Ross Ruppel

Ross is an exhibit industry veteran with an award winning design background.  In his previous work with Imagen, Ross served as lead designer and Creative Director.  Now, Ross combines his leadership and management skills to his creative talent to provide Imagen’s vision for the future.

Mike Hagewood

Quality Control 

Known by our customers as “Miracle Mike,” Mike builds off his 30 year experience as an Exhibit Carpenter, on-site Supervisor and shop foreman to ensure our fabrication quality and processes exceed industry standards.  Nothing leaves our dock without his keen eye looking it over.  

Mike Embry

Project Manager 

 Mike is a “get it done” creative who leverages his design background to produce unique solutions for our clients.  This combination has helped him succeed as a relationship builder and strong client advocate, which has helped Imagen sustain through the dark times of the pandemic.   

Chris Spann

Production Manager  

Calm, Organized, Thoughtful. A former small business owner himself, Chris provides organization to what could be chaos.  He leads our team of Carpenters, Painters and Logistics Assistants toward the common goal, fitting the puzzle pieces of hectic project load together to get them all done.    

Joan LaGrasse

Chief Executive Officer 

Owner/CEO Since acquiring Imagen in 2002 Joan has developed strong ties with our clients and served as a mentor for our staff. Joan is also very active in mentoring other female leaders, winning the 2016 WBENC "Star" award, serving on the WBENC National Board and recently, an inductee into the WBENC Hall of Fame!

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