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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Maddie McGarvey

Account Executive
Maddie is an alum of Ball State University in Indiana, where she graduated summa cum laude with an honors degree in public relations and marketing. Throughout college, Maddie gained experience within public relations, fundraising and event planning. Some of her most notable experiences include assisting in event coordination for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, such as the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, Pete Rose's Hall of Fame Induction and the Tony Perez Statue Project. With a passion for nonprofits, Maddie has volunteered her time and experience to benefit organizations such as United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon.

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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

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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