ICYMI: Abbi Whitaker Named TMCC Alumna of the Year

Evynn Mcfalls

August 31, 2017

The Abbi Agency is once again celebrating our firm’s deep roots in the Northern Nevada community, this time thanks to an honor bestowed by Truckee Meadows Community College onto our founder.


Abbi and Ty, family owned business executives of the year.

Two of our founders, Abbi and Ty Whitaker.


An excerpt from the article:

“Born in England, Whitaker moved to the tiny town of Fallon, Nevada when she was only 13 years old. She managed to graduate from high school, but felt lost after that. She attended Western Nevada College (WNC) for a little while, and took some time off before finding her way to TMCC and a Journalism 101 class with instructor Mike Carrigan, who was instrumental in Abbi’s decision to go into journalism.

Abbi went on to attend TMCC for three years, earning enough credits to obtain an Associate of Arts degree, before transferring to the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 2004. While at TMCC, she wrote for The Echoand at UNR, she was the arts and entertainment editor of The Sagebrush. While at UNR, she realized print journalism wasn’t for her and switched her focus to public relations, which led to the founding of The Abbi Agency, a thriving local PR company with offices in Reno, Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York City.”

Abbi, who has worked tirelessly to nurture her ties to Nevada and the community at large, had this to say:

“You have to believe you can do it. Know it’s okay to fail, be willing to wear ten different hats. Flexibility is also important, as is “realizing you can’t have it all. Embrace the life you’re living.”

The Abbi Agency is continuously proud to be a part of the Nevada community and to support Nevada education. You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here, and can learn more about TMCC’s Alumni of the Year program by contacting the TMCC Alumni Foundation.


Congratulations, Abbi!