Steve Wilhite is the new president & CEO of San Francisco-based Jumpstart Automotive Media. Wilhite, a veteran auto marketer who worked at Volkswagen and Nissan, joined Jumpstart as president in mid 2008. CEO and founder Mitch Lowe is leaving for an extended sabbatical. Wilhite will report to Alain Lemarchand, president and CEO, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. which own Jumpstart.