The Alaska Journal of Commerce named Thompson & Co. Public Relations Vice President Gary Scott to its 2016 class of Top Forty Under 40 men and women in the state.

This honor is bestowed upon Alaska’s top professionals under the age of 40 who have excelled in their career field and who have exhibited a tremendous amount of commitment to their community.

Recently celebrating his 10th anniversary at Thompson & Co., Scott rose through the ranks from account executive to vice president in eight years. Scott works behind the scenes with multiple major Alaska businesses and organizations to help them achieve success. He currently manages public and community relations for such clients as Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Anchorage Economic Development Corp., Recover Alaska and the State of Alaska’s Department of Economic Development. These organizations count on Scott to bring them forward-thinking campaigns and ideas through which they can share their programs and initiatives with media and the community.

Gary Scott

T&C Vice President Gary Scott








Outside of the office, Scott serves as a board member for the Public Relations Society of America – Alaska Chapter. He is also on the marketing committee of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, a non-profit that provides clean and safe services to the downtown Anchorage community.

“When I think of what constitutes a ‘Forty under 40’ awardee, I think about the up and coming members of our community who will go on to do great things, and lead this community into the future. Gary is such a leader,” Thompson & Co. President and CEO Jennifer Thompson said. “He’s passionate about the community, about mentoring young professionals, and about making Alaska a great place to live and work in. This past year he’s shown tremendous leadership at the agency and immeasurable enthusiasm for the future.”

Scott was chosen for the award by Alaska Journal of Commerce management out of 130 applicants. He and his fellow honorees will be recognized at an awards reception in April.

To read more about this award and its recipients, please visit the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

Headquartered in Anchorage with offices in New York City and Houston, Thompson & Co. Public Relations is the leading independent public relations firm in Alaska, serving clients in a wide range of industries from travel and tourism to the arts and sciences. For almost a decade, the New York office has been handling national media relations for the agency’s clients. For more information about Thompson & Co. PR, visit or find us on Facebook, on Twitter at @ThompsonPR or on Instagram at @ThompsonPR.

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