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Innovative Media Solutions was founded in 1999. IMS provides effective sales and editorial solutions. The firm specializes in services for national nonprofit associations.
Bill Spilman

Bill has 35 years of professional journalism experience, nearly 30 of which are association related.

Before founding IMS in 1999, Bill served on-staff as the Publications Manager at the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in Park Ridge, IL. This valuable experience makes Bill keenly aware of what editorial teams and association executives expect from professional representation. 


Bill is a cum laude graduate of Western Illinois University. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Carl Sandburg College. Bill has served as a volunteer in many different church and community roles, including founding the Oneida Farmers Market, chairing the Galesburg City Slogan and Logo contests, and developing the Galesburg High School Sports Record Book. He is a monthly chapel speaker at the Galesburg Rescue Mission.

Mary Spilman

Mary is the co-founder of IMS and has served as the company's VP and CFO for its 22 years of existence. Before co-founding IMS, Mary was a recreation supervisor at River Trails Park District in Mt. Prospect, IL.

She is a graduate of Western Illinois University. Mary and her husband, Bill, are the proud parents of six children. She volunteers in her church's children's and youth ministries.


“Bill has worked as an ad rep for several clients of mine since 2000. In every case, he has reversed the negative trend, increased sales and kept them at a high level. It isn't just the results that make Bill valuable. He is supportive on many different levels and has the best interest of the client at heart. If you want to work with an honest, dedicated individual who will help make you and your client look good, Bill Spilman is your man.

Max Moses

Owner, Member Media

Past Board Member, Association Forum of Chicagoland

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