Thompson & Bender
1192 Pleasantville Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Geoff leads Thompson & Bender’s government relations, crisis management and public relations efforts for a broad range of clients, including Simone Development, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Chappaqua Crossing, the French-American School of New York and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. He is well known as a spokesperson for a wide range of clients and as a strategist for public relations campaigns and handling in crisis management situations.
He began his professional career as a news reporter for the Gannett Suburban Newspapers, now The Journal News. During a 17-year career as a journalist, Geoff served as a reporter, editor and award-winning columnist, and for the last 10 years, was the newspaper’s Business and Real Estate editor. In 1986, Geoff co-founded Thompson & Bender with Dean Bender. The agency quickly emerged as the preeminent public relations firm and expanded its services to become a full-service, regionally-focused PR and marketing agency.
Outside the office… For 40 years, Geoff has operated Thompson’s Cider Mill and Orchard in Croton-on-Hudson. He presses over 3,500 gallons of artisanal cider each fall. A Croton-on-Hudson native, Geoff has two children and two grandchildren, and lives with his wife, Liz, on their farm. Long active in land preservation and protection, he has twice served as trustee and Board Chairman of the Teatown Lake Reservation, a leading regional environmental education center, and has twice been the recipient of the organization’s prestigious Environmental Leadership Award.