Susan Andrews Thompson

Founder and CEO
Susan founded The Andrews Agency in 1990 as a public relations, event management and advertising firm. In her more than 30-year career in public relations, Susan has experienced the growth of the Music City and has played a part in the headlines that put Nashville on the map – from country music celebrities Conway Twitty and Barbara Mandrell, to the Tennessee Titans moving to town, and the opening of The Palm Nashville and Opry Mills. She excels in creative strategic planning, media relations, grassroots efforts, crisis communications and event management, offering top-notch service and connections to a wide array of clients. Susan is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and has served in many capacities on its board of directors. She also helped open the Nashville Ronald McDonald House and has served as president of its board of directors and continues to serve on its advisory board. She continues to deliver results for our clients as chief executive officer and founding partner.

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Casey Kupper

Account Executive
Casey is a Lipscomb University graduate in Nashville, where she graduated early with a degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Marketing. Throughout college and her early career, Casey gained experience with public relations, event planning, and fundraising. Her most notable experience comes from her work with the Nashville Sports Council where she worked as the public relations contact for events such as the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, US Women’s Golf Amateur Championship and many more. Her internships through college included more sports and events-driven public relations work which include working for ESPN 102.5 The Game, Powered by MOJO, and Lipscomb University Athletics. She also has fundraising and marketing experience working with organizations such as the Women In Sports Initiative and Florida Metrology, LLC.

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Juliann Grill

Account Executive
Juliann graduated cum laude from Belmont University with a bachelor's degree in public relations, and minor in photography. During this time, she gained skills in event planning, fundraising, public relations and social media management. Her internships provided a wide range of experiences including the Nashville Public Library, full service agency at GS&F, the launch of a startup and KIPP Academy. After graduating, Grill gained experience within the hospitality industry at Strategic Hospitality, managing events and sales with a focus on Pinewood Social, while also assisting with properties such as Merchants, The Patterson House, Le Sel and The Catbird Seat.

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Jessica Downs

Associate Account Executive
Jessica graduated cum laude from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in communication arts. During her undergraduate studies, she gained experience in social media management, digital media creation, market analysis and public relations. In order to serve her community, Jessica has dedicated her time in assisting with campaign and media creation for the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. Jessica has also volunteered her skills and experience locally and internationally, serving organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, The Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

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