The Agency

Our diverse portfolio of business fuels creativity and results.

Founded during the recession of 2008, Thatcher+Co. has thrived by guiding CEOs, boards and management teams from the most successful startups to established corporations, as well as for non-profits, leaders in education, ambassadors and countries the world over.

We amplify our clients’ voices, brands and vision through strategic media relations and social media engagement with the most influential thought leaders. Crafting strategic messages, creating newsmaker platforms and staging blockbuster events are central to our success. In short, Thatcher+Co. helps its clients tell their stories and develop campaigns that drive revenue, fuel confidence in management and build valuation.

Crossroads of the World

Headquartered in New York City’s Times Square district with immediate proximity to the world’s major media organizations, Thatcher+Co. also has a growing presence in Salt Lake City as well as satellite offices in Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, and key strategic international partnerships in London, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Accra, Cairo, Singapore, Beijing, Dubai and Mumbai.

Our Approach

We empower clients to take control of their communications.

We believe that it is not enough to share the “what.” Truly successful businesses start with the “why.”

Thatcher+Co. is always On

The world of public relations and media relations is dynamic, fast-paced and does not keep regular business hours. In order to respond to client needs and unexpected opportunities or crises, Thatcher+Co. dedicates a senior, stable and non-stop team of public relations professionals to manage each client relationship.

Our Team

Thatcher+Co. doesn’t get lost in layers of management, corporate bureaucracy or complex billing practices.

As a result, employees are more than just co-workers; we are friends and enjoy working together to deliver measurable results for our clients. Each member of the team brings to the table unique skills and expertise, talents and experiences. We are passionate about our work and the organizations we represent.

Brad Thatcher, President & CEO

From IPOs and crisis resolutions to turnarounds and startups, Brad Thatcher has enjoyed working closely with CEOs, ambassadors, government ministers, university presidents and PR professionals in architecting strategic communications campaigns at all levels. Brad has spent his entire 25+ year career in the agency world serving a diverse roster of clients from his base in New York City. His experience spans three Olympic Games, major technology and telecom transformations, vital nation branding campaigns, cutting-edge higher education initiatives and strategic endeavors on behalf of the local and national media industry. Brad and his team have been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America with three Silver Anvil Awards, the most prestigious recognition in the industry, for cybersecurity awareness campaigns on behalf of The National Cyber Security Alliance and The Obama White House, as well as the groundbreaking Giving Machines philanthropy project of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dennis Watson, Senior Vice President

Dennis Watson is a results-driven senior leader who has spent his 20+ year career working closely with executives across a variety of industries, helping them achieve aggressive public relations, corporate communications and brand awareness objectives. He has led corporate communications and public relations efforts for consumer, B2B and B2C organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals. Dennis has extensive experience in strategic planning, media relations, executive communications, external communications, internal communications, thought leadership and corporate brand building. He has counseled senior leaders on shaping and disseminating strategic corporate messaging to key audiences on major company initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions and visionary campaigns. Throughout his career, he has held senior communications and public affairs positions with global brands that include Samsung and AT&T, has assisted with the Olympics and served in senior positions at a wide variety of global companies including Ribbon Communications and The Regus Group.

Tyler Hinton, Associate Vice President

With extensive journalism and PR experience, Tyler Hinton brings a strong understanding of both sides of the business, providing powerful insights to a range of clients, specializing in entertainment and education. Prior to Thatcher+Co., Tyler’s public relations efforts spanned multiple organizations in the entertainment and non-profit sectors. As a skilled journalist, he has written regularly about arts and culture for prominent local and national media outlets, including BroadwayWorld. He also has more than a decade of professional experience in project management, curriculum design/development, editing and event planning, with an emphasis on education and healthcare. Tyler applies his exceptional attention to detail to ensure the optimal success of each client initiative. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

Erika Bleiberg, Chief of Staff

A versatile and enthusiastic strategic communications professional, Erika Bleiberg is known for her keen ability to synthesize complex content into compelling and engaging messages, develop strategic plans and secure top-tier national and international media coverage across a broad range of industries. She brings decades of leadership and management skills to her chief of staff role and applies her in-depth understanding of both the public relations and media industries to recruit and harness individual talent, build strong teams and guide agency operations. Having worked in numerous agencies, as a content producer/editor of a pioneering hyperlocal digital news site and in-house as director of media relations for the Newark Public Schools and Montclair State University, she has a proven track record of directing and coordinating diverse resources and cultivating strong and lasting relationships with media, co-workers, organizational leadership and clients to inspire their confidence through respect, understanding and results.

Jessie Griffin, Vice President

Jessie Griffin is an accomplished public relations and marketing leader with more than 15 years of experience spanning broadcast news, brand development, and strategic communications for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She leads one of Thatcher+Co.’s largest communication service provider accounts in addition to providing support to other tech, cybersecurity and non-profit accounts. Prior to her role at Thatcher, Jessie served as director of marketing and public relations for Holy Name Medical Center, one of New Jersey’s last remaining independent hospitals. When Holy Name became the epicenter of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, Jessie led its crisis communications and PR efforts, resulting in media coverage that included a TIME Magazine cover story, inclusion in four NBC primetime specials, segments on all major network morning and evening shows, and cover stories in The New York Times and Washington Post. Prior to this, she held several successive leadership roles at Englewood Health and St. Clare’s Health.

McKenzie Hurst, Senior Director

McKenzie Hurst brings more than a decade of experience in public relations and communications to her role as senior director at Thatcher+Co. As one of the earliest employees at the company, which she joined in 2012, she has supported important growth initiatives while servicing a diverse base of clients across industries spanning technology, telecommunications, broadcasting, media/entertainment, lifestyle and more. A seasoned professional, McKenzie is extremely adept at overseeing account teams and managing client relationships. Specialized skills include campaign planning, messaging refinement, media relations, thought leadership, content creation, event support, social media and more.

Mark Newman, Senior Vice President

After a 25-year PR agency career in New York City, Mark returned home to Utah in 2019 to lead Thatcher+Co.’s Utah office. He provides hands-on leadership across the agency’s Utah-based clients such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lion Energy, American Battery Factory and start-ups in Silicon Slopes. As part of the agency’s senior team, he also assists CEO Brad Thatcher in agency operations, focusing on recruiting, career development and productivity investments. Prior to joining Thatcher+Co., Mark Newman was an owner/operator for 25 years at Hunter Public Relations in Manhattan and has spent his career working for well-known brands at companies such as Kraft, Hasbro and Post Cereal. He has been active in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) his entire career and holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Christina Gillham, Vice President

After nearly 15 years working in journalism, including 10 years as a Newsweek editor, Christina Gillham brought significant media experience and writing, editing and content development skills to Thatcher+Co. She is responsible for strategic communications and media relations for a range of clients in technology, education and the media. She also helped spearhead the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and many public and private partners, including Facebook, Intel, Visa, Google and the Better Business Bureau.

Kristin Brocoff, Director

Kristin Brocoff has 25 years of experience in PR on both the agency and corporate sides of the business resulting in a broad spectrum of national, trade and local media coverage related to thought leadership, brand positioning and product launch programs. Based in Las Vegas, Kristen frequently serves as our client’s on-the-ground liaison for trade shows such as CES, NAB and CTIA.

Global Advisory Board

Howard Bragman

Chairman and Founder, Fifteen Minutes Public Relations; Contributor, Good Morning America | Los Angeles, CA
Howard Bragman is one of the most recognized public relations professionals in America. He has taken his 30+ years of agency experience, in virtually every area of PR, and has become the “go-to” guy on television to explain celebrity misbehavior, corporate crisis and the role of “spin” in our everyday lives. Bragman serves as an ABC News Consultant for Good Morning America, resident Public Relations Expert for Entertainment Tonight, and has a weekly segment on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. Bragman founded Fifteen Minutes in 2005 and it has evolved into one of the most respected boutique entertainment public relations agencies in the US. He founded BNC previously, now the largest entertainment PR agency worldwide, which he sold to IPG in 2000.

Adrien Gardère

Designer, Museographer and Founder of Studio Adrien Gardère | Paris, France
Founded in 2000, Studio Adrien Gardère is specialized in the fields of museography and scenography, product and interior design. Its comprehensive, integrated approach has met with international success. Throughout the years, SAG has collaborated and established long-lasting relationships with major institutions, architects and private entities in Canada, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Mali, Switzerland, USA and United Kingdom.

Peter Tichansky

President/CEO, BCIU | New York City
Peter Tichansky is the President/CEO of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), a non-profit 501(c)3 business association established in 1955 as a people-to-people initiative of President Eisenhower. Under Mr. Tichansky’s direction, BCIU has become a successful U.S. Trade Development Agency Indefinite Quantity Contractor and a provider of commercial diplomacy training to the foreign and civil service.

Dr. Laurie J Wilson

APR, Fellow PRSA | Provo, UT
Dr. Wilson taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations and communications from 1989 to 2014. In 1997, she became the first female chair of the Department of Communications at Brigham Young University. She served nationally to determine curriculum and standards for quality public relations education, including as chair of the undergraduate curriculum committee for the Joint Commission on Public Relations Education. She authored Strategic Communication Planning, now in its 6th edition, and in use in more than 200 universities nationally and internationally. She consults with organizations on strategic communication planning, and with universities in the U.S. and internationally on curriculum, accreditation and certification.

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