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Thompson & Co. Public Relations announces staff additions and promotions


Thompson & Co. Public Relations recently expanded its Anchorage and New York teams with the addition of Megan Alletson, Emily McLaughlin and Tara Nokelby who were hired as account coordinators. In addition, the agency promoted Bri Gordon to junior account executive and Emily Kurn to art director and junior account executive.

  Megan Alletson

Alletson, born and raised in Alaska, recently earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona with a minor in sociology. Alletson first started at Thompson & Co. Public Relations as a summer intern while still in college and was hired as a full-time account coordinator at the agency’s New York office upon her graduation.

Emily McLaughlin Tara Nokelby

McLaughlin and Nokelby joined Thompson & Co.’s Anchorage team as interns in early fall 2013. Nokelby holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. McLaughlin earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Both have recently been hired as full-time account coordinators in the Anchorage office.

Bri Gordon  Emuily Kurn

Gordon and Kurn have risen through the agency ranks. Since joining Thompson & Co. in July 2011 as an account coordinator, Gordon has worked primarily on the agency’s State of Alaska Tourism account coordinating and chaperoning numerous press trips; planning the annual Alaska Media Road Show in Santa Barbara; copywriting and mastering the agency’s press list. Kurn joined the agency in February 2013 as an account coordinator and soon began contributing to new business efforts by designing winning RFPs as well as client newsletters, collateral materials and logos. Kurn also manages social media content, writes and edits press releases and coordinates numerous client events.

“We pride ourselves on hiring the best, from interns to senior staff, and helping them grow and excel,” said Jennifer Thompson, president and CEO. “It’s encouraging to work alongside such a talented group of public relations professionals with the drive to deliver strategic, responsible public relations counsel that each of them exhibit.”

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 and health care, the agency boasts a broad base of experience across many industries. Recognized for its creativity and drive, Thompson & Co. has won several national awards for its innovative public relations campaigns.

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