Thompson & Co. Announces Promotion and New Staff
Thompson & Co. Public Relations is pleased to announce the promotion of Tara Stevens to account manager and the addition of account executive Janette Sherman and account coordinator Catalina Myers.
Stevens joined Thompson & Co. in 2007 as an intern, learning the ins and outs of the agency and putting her vast knowledge of Alaska to use for clients. After spending a year in the agency’s New York office, she returned to Alaska and steadily increased her expertise and role within the agency. She edits press releases and pitches, assists in event planning, escorts travel media throughout Alaska and writes client newsletters that are regularly picked up by national media outlets.
As an account manger, Stevens will oversee aspects of the State of Alaska tourism public relations program and manage additional agency accounts. Prior to joining the agency, Stevens worked for Teach for America in New York. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and creative writing.
Sherman hails from Bend, Ore. and has ample experience in the outdoor, tourism, hospitality and health care industries. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in public relations and a minor in news editorial and political science. She will be writing press releases and social media content, pitching media, fact checking and working directly with clients on a variety of accounts.
Catalina Myers PHOTO: Thompson & Co.
Myers joined Thompson & Co. in 2011, assisting in all aspects of client work from writing and distributing press releases, to conducting research and generating content for social media accounts. Before joining the agency, Myers was at Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union and worked in their marketing department. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications.
“Our agency has almost doubled in size the last couple years and I continue to be inspired by the enthusiasm and talent of our team,” said Jennifer Thompson, Thompson & Co. president and CEO. “I can’t wait to see what the next couple years have in store.”
Thompson & Co. Public Relations is an Anchorage-based public relations agency with an office in Manhattan. Serving clients in travel and tourism, telecommunications, economic development, business, the arts and sciences, the agency boasts a broad base of experience across many industries. Recognized for its creativity and drive, the agency has won several national awards for its innovative public relations campaigns.