Meet the Team

MainStream Media Productions has assembled a team of professionals in a variety of disciplines to provide our productions with the full range of expertise needed to fulfill our mission. In addition to its production staff, the team consists of leaders in political science and digital technology who participate as advisors to party-neutral media projects.  Our strategy is developed and implemented with the guidance of thought leaders from America's civic reform movement, which has already generated considerable momentum and victories in the effort to establish a truly representative government.

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JIM RAGSDALE

CEO

Jim Ragsdale brings decades of experience as a seasoned administrator and content creator to his role as CEO of MainStream Media Productions.  Jim led the civic technology initiative for Purple State LLC, a founding member organization of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers and syndication partner of Independent Voter Network. 

 

A key factor in the success of companies including Webmark Studios, Dunn & Dunn Data Systems, Inc. and Bankers Alliance Insurance Group, Jim has also produced multimedia programming and organizational development programs utilized by corporate clients and universities such as Cornell, Texas A&M, and the University of Connecticut.

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SUSAN MULLER

Executive Producer

MainStream Media Productions' Executive Producer Susan Muller is recognized as a reliable, energetic, entrepreneur and democracy thought leader with strong business, media, and leadership skills. Susan brings operational and management depth to MainStream Media in addition to her entrepreneurial MBA from Babson College. 


As the National Business Manager & Conference Director for American Promise, a national, non-partisan/cross-partisan organization to win the 28th Amendment to the US Constitution, Susan strategized, launched, and scaled membership in a National Business Network of business executives, thought leaders, influencers, and peer groups. Susan directed annual, multi-day, National Citizen Leadership Conferences in Washington D.C. with 300 plus attendees and 60 plus speakers including C-suite executives, celebrities, and elected officials. 

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MARINDA RAGSDALE

Director of Development

As Director of Program Development for MainStream Media Productions, Marinda Ragsdale is a driving creative force behind much of the company's programming and the originator of our ground-breaking competition program, President-Elect.  Marinda co-founded the Purple State civic technology initiative, a founding member organization of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers.

Marinda has served Webmark Studios as Marketing Specialist since 2016.  Marinda earned her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 and her Bachelors in Women & Gender Studies/Political Science from the University of Louisville in 2014.

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JOSE GAROFALO

Producer/Director

Jose Garofalo is MainStream Media Productions' Producer/Director with over 40 years of experience in film, television and digital media as a writer, director, producer and editor in various genres and formats including feature films, television series, talk show formats, music videos, variety and reality formats and bi­lingual programming. His most recent projects include an official docudrama of Port St. Lucie, "City Of Dreams," for the St. Lucie Historical Society and "That's Livin'; The Zora Neale Hurston Story" for the Saint Lucie Cultural Affairs Council.

Jose is the co-­founder and Director of the St. Lucie Film Society and the Executive Director of the Treasure Coast International Film Festival.

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TODD LEVINSON

Producer

As a Producer for MainStream Media Productions, Todd Levinson develops programming from a perspective informed by working on public policy at the local, state, and national level and teaching Political Psychology at the University of California, San Diego.

 

Todd has been a consultant and professional speaker for over 9 years, leading personal and professional development seminars for audiences across North America. With a focus on workforce development and conflict resolution, he has worked with the United Nations, the New York City Mayor’s office, state governments, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

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MainStream Media Productions’ Chief Legal Officer Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr., J.D. is an attorney and civil mediator who has litigated in federal trial and appellate courts at all levels for four decades with bar admissions that include the United States Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Although much of his career as a litigator has involved defending the civil rights of women in discrimination cases, his extensive range of legal experience has given him a broad range of knowledge in multiple disciplines and distinguished him as a mediator at the circuit and appellate court level.  He is a recipient of the 2016 National Law Journal ADR Champion Trailblazer Award and author of more than 40 articles relating to civil mediation practice in Journals of the American Bar Association.

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