Liz is the creative force behind Thompson & Bender’s success and oversees all aspects of its advertising, integrated marketing, special events, public relations and strategic planning initiatives. Liz began her career with Gannett Suburban Newspapers (now The Journal News) and rose to the position of vice president of marketing for Gannett’s entire 10 newspaper group. At Thompson & Bender, Liz has managed a diverse number of award-winning public relations and marketing programs for clients from the public and private sectors, including: the opening of Kykuit, the Rockefeller home in Pocantico Hills; the launch of the one-name edition of The Journal News; the planning and event production for Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival; publicity and marketing for Trump Tower in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Parc in Stamford and Trump Park Residences in Yorktown; and the grand openings of The Westchester in White Plains, New Roc City in New Rochelle and The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. In 2010, Liz was named one of Westchester’s “Power Dozen” by 914 INC magazine, and received the “Woman of Leadership and Excellence Award” in 2012 from Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. Liz is active in numerous community and professional organizations and serves on the boards of many organizations, including the Business Council of Westchester, the Hudson River Museum and the Westchester Parks Foundation. Liz is the former president of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of PRSA and the Advertising Club of Westchester.
Outside the office… As a young woman, Liz competed in scholarship pageants and was crowned Miss Westchester, Miss Rockland County and Miss Bergen County. Liz then went on to win the title of Miss New Jersey, and she represented the state in the Miss America Pageant. Liz resides in Croton-on-Hudson with her husband, Geoff, and their adorable dog, Molly.