History will be kind to me,

for I intend to write it.

-Winston Churchill

Linda Varrell, APR
President/CEO
 

Nationally accredited in public relations, Linda Varrell founded Broadreach Public Relations in 2006 as a way to help businesses and organizations raise their profiles. A 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, Linda has a track record of initiating and leading high-impact growth and improvement strategies for diverse organizations and has demonstrated her expertise in strategic planning, brand development, media relations, community and employee relations, crisis communication and project management. She has led numerous initiatives that have increased the market visibility while creating goodwill for organizations and their target audiences. Linda is regularly tapped to speak at C-level events and industry-specific conferences. Linda holds a master of science in organizational leadership and is pursuing an MBA. Linda is active in the community, focusing on youth development and community service, serves as the Chair of USM Corporate Partners and President of the Maine Public Relations Council. Linda lives on Maine’s Littlejohn Island with her husband and their golden retrievers. Send an email to Linda.

 

Jason Sulham
Vice President/Strategy Director 

As the firm's Senior Strategist, Jason leads the development of client project strategy, ensuring that a comprehensive plan has been tailored to achieve each client’s unique objectives. Jason also leads the firm’s public affairs offerings and advises clients on crisis communications matters. Since 1999, Jason has worked extensively on high profile strategic communications and crisis communications efforts for a diverse list of clients that include corporations and non-profit organizations of international prominence. Prior to joining Broadreach, Jason founded North Public Affairs – a full-service public affairs firm. Other experience includes work with the United States Congress, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the New Hampshire Legislature. Jason graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Active in his community, he coaches youth hockey and is on the board of directors of Community Partners, Inc. which provides services to Mainers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jason lives in Cumberland, Maine with his wife, Katie, their son, Henry and daughter Eleanor. Send an email to Jason.

 

Paula Stanton
Director of Client Development

 

As director of Client Development, Paula is responsible for building strong relationships with clients, understanding what success means for each individual and leading business development and client retention efforts. In addition, Paula manages a wide range of accounts, with a focus on media relations for higher education and Maine’s thriving hospitality industry, including hotels, craft beer and several signature events. She joined Broadreach in 2016 from Kennesaw State University in Metro-Atlanta, where she led public relations, branding, and strategic communication for all business programs. Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a graduate studies certificate in Digital and Social Media from Kennesaw State University. Send an email to Paula.

 

Josiah Petrin
Client Manager

Josiah is the daily point of contact for several financial, professional services, and non-profit clients, responsible for developing and executing communication strategies and demonstrating success through analytics-based reporting. As a 2015 graduate of the Broadreach Apprenticeship Program, Josiah serves as a mentor to junior staff and interns. He joined Broadreach from New York-based corporate communications firm Sard Verbinnen, where he supported a number of high-profile investor relations and crisis communications clients. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, where he interned in the University's Office of the President. Josiah resides in North Waterboro with his wife and daughter. Send an email to Josiah.

 

 

 

 

Marnie MacLean
Multi-Media Strategist
& Senior Storyteller 

Marnie leads the firm’s multimedia capabilities, tapping into her experience as a broadcast journalist to develop visual storytelling strategies and produce outstanding content. Over the past year, Marnie has directed and produced strategic communications content that has achieved high social engagement reach and praise from clients, including Maine International Trade Center, Diversified Communications, The Dempsey Center, AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront, Maine Grain Alliance, and Camp Sunshine. Prior to joining Broadreach, she spent more than two decades as a broadcast journalist across New England. 

 
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Emily Goldthwait
Client Associate and Social Media Strategist

As the newest addition to the Broadreach team, Emily specializes in social media content planning and creation, and client relations. Emily graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a concentration in Public Relations. Prior to graduating and moving back to Maine, she worked as an editorial intern with Occasions Media Group in St. Augustine.

 

 

Send an email to Emily.