About Us

  • COMPANY
  • LEADERSHIP TEAM
  • –Tracy Morse
  • –Janet Henderson
  • –Cathy Valente
  • –Leisa Niemotka
  • –Rick L'Amie
  • LOCATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Images Inc.

We are a strategic communications firm that specializes in public involvement, marketing and planning. We are a full-service agency that provides leadership and strategy, as well as implementation. We work in a variety of industries, as well as with both public and private sector clients. We help to bridge the communications gap between our clients and their target audiences by crafting clear and concise messages and delivering them in innovative and effective ways.

Experience Images Working with Images is truly an experience. We work across the country on a variety of projects. We get to know each community, each target audience and each product, service or campaign. We understand your business and we really understand your need for success. Working with Images means that you are working with the best team of communications and planning professionals to see your project through to the end. Never settling for good, but striving for excellence.CompanyCompany

Tracy Morse

Tracy Morse

President

Janet Henderson

Janet Henderson

Director of Business Development

Cathy Valente

Cathy Valente

Director of Operations

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Leisa Niemotka

Director

Rick L'Amie

Rick L’Amie

Director, Texas Market

Tracy MorseTRACY MORSE

President

Being an effective communicator is essential in all industries, but that only goes so far unless you start with a foundation of trust among your constituents. Tracy has built her career on providing the highest quality public outreach, media relations, marketing, event planning and presentation services, all with a profound understanding of how to identify and connect with target audiences so that our clients’ messages are understood, accepted and embraced. Her passion for innovation in the fields of public involvement and planning were the driving forces with which she built Images, Inc. and how she was able to attract a diverse staff who complement her qualities as a leader.

Under Tracy’s leadership, the Images team has developed creative ways to communicate high-level, technical information to audiences in a language, tone and style that effectively bridges the gap between government agencies, corporations, the media and the general public. She and her staff of communicators, project managers, and planners, decipher technical information and make it accessible to help government agencies and corporate clients move complex projects and issues from conception to completion. High-Speed Rail, inter-modal connections, and multi-modal transportation are just a few examples of the major projects implemented with the help of Images’ expertise in the lengthy – yet necessary – public involvement process.

Email: tracy.morse@imagesinc.net

Janet HendersonJANET HENDERSON

Director of Business Development

Janet brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience in regional transportation planning, including project management, environmental documentation, public outreach, and financial controls for major transportation markets like Illinois, California, and Texas.

Prior to joining Images Janet worked for the Chicago Area Transportation Study (now CMAP), the Southern California Association of Governments, and an international engineering firm, where she developed transit plans and grant applications. Janet also managed the Community Environmental and Transportation Acceptability Processes (CETAP), assisted in the development of mitigation fee programs, directed activities of 11 councils’ of mayors, coordinated and provided technical assistance managed lane facilities, and served as project manager on numerous planning projects and major investment studies. She has over 15 years of experience working for metropolitan planning agencies that brings a significant understanding of the long range-planning process and the impact of local government plans on the region.

Email: janet.henderson@imagesinc.net

Cathy ValenteCATHY VALENTE

Director of Operations

With more than 30 years of experience in transportation, government relations, and public involvement, Cathy doesn’t just manage projects, she leads them.  For 20 years, she served as the direct liaison to the Deputy Director of Highways at IDOT, monitoring programs to ensure that commitments and deadlines were met, while consulting in sensitive matters with the Secretary of Transportation, Director of Highways, federal and state legislators, state agencies, and various contractors.

Cathy was instrumental in implementing region-wide public involvement, seeking early input of IDOT’s Multi-Year Road Program and coordinating press events for the governor and the secretary of transportation. She directed the Office of Communication’s outreach efforts on major Region One construction projects, reviewing construction press releases for accuracy and clarity. Cathy planned and implemented process improvements as a task force member of the department’s Strategic Planning Initiative. She also served as co-chair on the Mississippi Valley Committee (MVC) the Midwest Region of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials for five years.

Her extensive experience with IDOT and local public officials offers valuable insight for the Context Sensitive Solutions process as well as all of the required public involvement activities.

Email: cathy.valente@imagesinc.net

LEISA NIEMOTKALEISA NIEMOTKA

Director

Leisa has over 25 years of experience in local government management. Throughout her career, she has dramatically expanded internal and external communication services, established new professional-development and performance-consulting functions, directed comprehensive campaign and labor relations strategies, prescribed, designed, and implemented marketing plans. She has created measurable communications objectives, strategies and tactics for a variety of municipal organizational objectives (ex. state and federal legislative programs, transportation funding initiatives, and crisis management).

Leisa has been recognized by numerous organizations for her outstanding service, leadership, such as: Public Relations Society of America, National Association of Counties, the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants and the National Association of County Information Officers (Lake County Public Information Plan). She has been a guest lecturer and speaker for the Northern Illinois University Graduate program, Webster College Graduate program, International Association of Business Communicators National Conference, and International Internal Communications Summit.

RICK L'AMIE RICK L’AMIE

Director, Texas Market

Rick L’Amie is based in our Austin, Texas office and has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and communications for both public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining Images, Rick led the communications and public relations activities at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. While at the Mobility Authority, he was responsible for community and customer communications, media relations, advertising, event planning and message development. Prior to that, Rick was Communications Director for E3 Alliance, where he provided strategic communications in the non-profit/educational sector, including media outreach, grant writing and online content and design. Rick brings a wealth of communications experience, coupled with a background in transportation, including multi-media experience working for transit authorities, non-profit organizations, PR firms, academia, and the broadcast media.

Images Inc.

Images, Inc. is a certified as a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) in Arizona, Texas and North Dakota in addition to Illinois, and we’re looking forward to working across the country to provide the Images Experience in new locations!

Images, Inc. is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois and is certified as a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) in:

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • North Dakota
  • Texas

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