Movers and Shakers 3/27/16
Thompson & Co. Public Relations President and CEO Jennifer Thompson was inducted into the Anchorage ATHENA Society on March 21, along with 10 other members in the class of 2016. Anchorage’s most influential female leaders are invited into the society each year, chosen for their support of Anchorage’s business community and their dedication to helping business women in Anchorage. A program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the society works to encourage the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the business community. Thompson took the reigns of Bernholz & Graham Public Relations under her mentor, ATHENA Society member Robbie Graham, and purchased the PR firm in 2009. As president and CEO of Thompson & Co. PR, she’s more than doubled the agency’s size, diversified its clients, grown the agency’s New York City office and recently opened a Houston, Texas, office.
Residential Mortgage announced the hiring of Wasilla Branch Manager Gwen Greenup, and Mortgage Loan Officer Susan Fitzgerald-Brinegar. Greenup joins Residential Mortgage with 10 years of experience in mortgage lending, most recently working at Alaska USA Mortgage Co. She is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Greenup has lived in Alaska for over 28 years, enjoying family, boating, cross-country skiing and hiking. She volunteers with the Valley Board of Realtors. Fitzgerald-Brinegar joins the Residential Mortgage team with four years of experience as a loan originator after a career in real estate. She has been in Alaska for over 20 years and is an active volunteer with Beta Sigma Phi, the Valley Board of Realtors, The Children’s Place and Homeless Connect.