It's not just business.
Our work is about relationships first — with our team, our clients, the media and our communities.
We Tell Stories that Get Results.
Born in Alaska, we take risks and we hold on to what works. We roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We guarantee our expectations will exceed yours. We are storytellers and we are analysts. Results matter, and we aren’t satisfied until you are.
The T&C Team
Thompson & Co. Public Relations is an award-winning, woman-owned, Alaska-based PR firm specializing in integrated communications, which includes brand messaging, media relations, social media strategy, event coordination, crisis planning and more for a wide range of industries and nonprofits.
Based in Anchorage, Alaska, our resources and media connections reach across the country. T&C’s stellar reputation in the PR industry has everything to do with its staff: driven, talented media junkies with a passion for their work.
Ariel serves as the chief operating officer for the agency. Born and raised in Alaska, Walsh brings more than ten years of experience in the banking industry to Thompson & Co. Public Relations having worked for corporations such as Td Banknorth and MBNA America bank. She also worked in the commercial fishing industry in Alaska for four seasons.
Since 2000, Gary Scott has shared the stories of Alaskans and the industries they work in across every medium. As the agency's executive vice president he manages an account team responsible for clients in economic development, health care, housing and transportation. Today, clients benefit from his project management, creative tactics, ability to develop community partnerships and attention to audience messaging. Gary provides veteran experience to client crisis response efforts and leads dozens of media trainings and crisis communication workshops each year. A longtime board member of the Alaska Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, he has held officer positions and chaired a multitude of committees including ethics and diversity.
Prior to heading up Thompson & Co. PR's Houston office beginning in 2016, Liz Baker spent more than three years in the agency's Anchorage office. She offers a wide range of clients senior counsel and expertise in account planning as well as more tactical communications and media relations support. Her love for the field of public relations stems from a passion for writing, advocacy and working with the community. It is enhanced by her dedication, attention to detail and service mentality. She has been an active member of the Public Relations Society of America for nearly a decade and is now a member of the Houston, Texas chapter. Born and raised in Columbia, SouthCarolina, Liz holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina. When she is away from the office, you are likely to find her enjoying the outdoors, rooting for her favorite football teams or hiding behind a magazine or newspaper.
Ally Day has been at T&C since 2010, using her Alaska know-how in both the New York City andAnchorage offices. As vice president of client services, Ally manages a wide variety of the agency's clients, including travel accounts, telecom and health care. She is adept at formulating strategic public relations plans and balances her hit-the-ground-running attitude with her detail-oriented personality in helping clients achieve their individual goals. Ally also helps lead T&C's media training program, which serves clients and community members interested in learning more about how best to navigate media requests and interviews. Born and raised in Anchorage, Ally received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nevada and a certificate of completion from the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.
Kailee Wallis combines her strong aesthetic, digital strategy expertise and copywriting skills in her role as T&C's digital director. She's responsible for ensuring clients maximize opportunities and trends in the ever-evolving virtual landscape. Her digital prowess began early in her time at T&C, when she got her feet wet in the social media world as an account coordinator. Since then, she's rocketed up the ladder, playing an integral role in the expansion of T&C's digital department. Clients work with Kailee and the digital team to tell their stories through impactful videos, showcase their brand through photography, create authentic connections through organic social media, achieve company goals through strategically placed digital ads, and more. Raised in Healy, Alaska, Kailee graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in graphic design, and a minor in journalism and public communications. In addition to being a digital expert, Kailee is also an authority on anything that airs on Bravo and she enjoys long walks with her miniature dachshund, Lenny.
Meghan has led Thompson & Co. 's New York office since 2006 and handles national media relations for the agency's clients. A former journalist with a passion for travel, she has excellent writing skills, story concepts and insider knowledge of the media industry. She talks with editors and writers at the nation's largest publications on a daily basis securing coverage and organizing media events and briefings in New York for the agency's clients. Prior to joining the agency, Meghan worked as a journalist at National Geographic Traveler and CosmoGIRL! magazines. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a Spanish language certificate from Ohio University. In her spare time, she volunteers for several non-profits and serves on the steering committee for Young Professionals for CARE.
Originally from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Bri Kelly left the comforts of home in 2011 and made the trek north to join T&C and tackle public relations and Alaska head on. As a senior account manager, Bri is well versed in developing strategic public relations plans for clients and is passionate about media relations, event planning and social media strategy. In addition to account management, Bri has years of experience in crisis communications, ranging from developing and implementing comprehensive crisis communications plans to assisting a client through a crisis. Bri earned bachelor's degrees in both public relations and Spanish from the University of Idaho and serves as aboard member for Great Land Trust. Outside of work, Bri enjoys the outdoors and indoors with her husband, daughter and four-legged sidekick.
T&C is an inclusive and creative workplace that values diverse perspectives and encourages BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.
We Leave Our Egos At The Door.
"Be a sleeve roller upper." Even before we wrote our company values, this has been a guiding principle at T&C. We leave our egos at the door and get the job done. No job is too big or too small for any team member.