PR News has named Jennifer Thompson, president and CEO of Thompson & Co. Public Relations, to its first-ever list of Top Women in PR.

Thompson graduated from Homer High School in 1988 and left soon after for college. Her father was Jack Walsh, the art and pottery teacher at Homer High; her mother, Lynn Walsh, worked at South Peninsula Hospital.

The PR News award program recognizes the most influential women in the public relations profession, spanning a wide range of industries and sectors, both domestic and international. Jennifer Thompson and Thompson & Co. make the inaugural list with the likes of public relations executives for such internationally recognized brands and agencies as CNN, Coca Cola North America, MGM Resorts International, Porter Novelli, Ruder Finn, Time Warner Cable, Toyota Motor Sales and Under Armour.

Winners were selected by a panel of PR executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. Honorees were celebrated during a special awards luncheon this week in New York City.

Read the full story in the Homer Tribune.

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