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Tim Thompson Joins Alaska Airlines As Manager Public Affairs-Alaska


Twenty-year communications pro joins the airline's Regional Headquarters team in Anchorage

10/7/2011 8:13:05 AM

ANCHORAGE — Veteran public relations consultant Tim Thompson has joined Alaska Airlines as manager of public affairs for the state of Alaska. Thompson will manage Alaska Airlines' public affairs and community relations programs in the state, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the airline's Community Advisory Boards.

Thompson is replacing Susan Bramstedt, Alaska Airlines' third most-senior employee, who will retire Oct. 10 after serving 45 years with the carrier.

"Tim has a vast knowledge of the state and more than 20 years of communications experience in a variety of disciplines," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines regional vice president – Alaska. "Regional Sales and Community Marketing Manager Scott Habberstad and I welcome him onboard as part of our community outreach team in Alaska."

Thompson is a former partner in Anchorage-based Thompson & Co. Public Relations, where he worked with a number of Alaska businesses and non-profits providing counsel on public relations, media relations, event planning, social media and crisis management. He also served with the Alaska Railroad Corp. as director of external affairs, overseeing charitable giving and community relations. Thompson also worked as an assignment manager at KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage for 12 years.

A lifelong resident of Alaska, Thompson holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a current board member and past chair of Anchorage School Business Partnerships.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
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