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Broadreach Public Relations Adds Award-Winning Senior Executive to its Team


PORTLAND, Maine (June 15, 2016) – Broadreach Public Relations, a strategic communications firm located on Portland’s historic waterfront district, announces Susan Tompkins will join the firm as a Senior Account Executive.

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Tompkins brings significant agency and account management expertise from market sectors including energy, hospitality and non-profits. At Broadreach, she will manage client projects, ensuring brand continuity and developing public relations strategies to achieve client goals.

Prior to joining Broadreach, Tompkins operated Rising Tide PR, a boutique public relations firm specializing in cause-based clients. Signature clients included the Maine Appalachian Trail Club and Maine Food Strategy and most recently, the inaugural New England Brew Summit in collaboration with Broadreach Public Relations.

Tompkins’ work has earned her industry recognition such as WGME-TV’s Joy of Sharing toy drive and the State of Maine’s Fall Foliage Reports. In 2012, she received the prestigious Edward L. Bernays award, the highest honor bestowed upon public relations professionals in Maine.

“As Broadreach continues to grow, our success and that of our clients is reliant on great talent,” said Broadreach PR president and founder, Linda Varrell. “Susan has been a long-time collaborator and we’re proud to bring someone of her caliber into the service of our clients and team.”

A graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Tompkins serves on the board of the Maine Public Relations Council and chairs the annual conference committee. She lives in her childhood home in South Portland with her husband, Scott and daughter, Julia.

About Broadreach Public Relations
Broadreach Public Relations, located on Portland, Maine's historic waterfront, provides high-level strategic communications, public affairs and marketing services to some of New England’s most highly regarded firms and organizations. The Broadreach team takes pride in helping clients build their credibility, raise their profile, and expand their reach. Learn more at