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Tommy White
SVP, Head of Production

Tommy White is Head of Production for Empower Media. He is a respected Executive Producer with more than 12 years production experience. He has managed diverse teams across disciplines, creating memorable and forward-thinking content for clients.

Throughout his career, Tommy has helped shape campaigns for many top advertisers and Fortune 500 companies including the Academy Sports and Outdoors, Sprouts, Jockey, the U.S. Army, Southwest Airlines, LL Bean, AARP, AT&T, Goodyear, Caesars Entertainment, PulteGroup, Zales, Popeyes, PGA Tour, and the U.S. Air Force. Prior to producing, his five years’ experience as a dedicated presentation developer and technology expert for GSD&M’s new business team laid a foundation and deep understanding of the entire marketing ecosystem with insights gathered from top CMOs and CEOs in the business.

Taking those valuable learnings and a life-long passion for filmmaking and storytelling, he pivoted into a production role within the agency. He quickly rose the ranks from Associate Producer to Producer, creating hundreds of pieces of unique experiential, digital, radio, video and broadcast content. Tommy was later promoted to Senior Producer and charged with leading production for the most profitable piece of business at the agency, the U.S. Air Force. He excelled in the role, mastering the intricacies of a federal government account, from contracting to shooting on military installations with non-actors. Tommy also helped to successfully defend the business, securing GSD&M a new 10-year contract and setting the stage for a new challenge. In 2019, Tommy accepted a position at DDB Chicago on the newly-acquired U.S. Army account, excited by the opportunity to build the team from the ground up.

Although he is a leader and manager, Tommy still thrives on producing engaging, fun, and creative content for all mediums. He is motivated by the fast pace and constantly-evolving nature of content creation and delivery. Both personally and professionally, he is devoted to being a maker – from working with interdisciplinary teams to create the best possible content for the client to designing and building furniture in his woodshop.

Tommy and his wife, Becky, are the proud parents of two daughters and one crazy Schnauzer.