5/03/16

Padilla announces agency promotions

MINNEAPOLIS (May 3, 2016) – Padilla announces employee promotions across four of its offices.

Minneapolis

Bob McNaney was promoted from vice president to senior vice president in Padilla's crisis consultancy. With a broadcast news background as an investigative journalist, he has a deep understanding of how the media operates in crisis-related situations and advising clients facing critical issues.

Brian Prentice was promoted from creative director to vice presidentin Padilla's Creative Group. He is a seasoned strategist and designer, delivering elegant and creative design solutions for clients.

Carrie Young was promoted from senior director to vice president in Padilla's Creative Group. She leads the agency’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota account and broadens Padillas engagement with existing clients.

Heidi Wight was promoted from director to senior director in Padilla's Manufacturing Practice. She is a key team member of the Rockwell Automation, 3M and Panduit teams.

Amanda Abell was promoted from assistant account executive toaccount executive in Padilla's Healthcare Practice. Her primary clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Be The Match and 3M Dental.

Kate Bissen was promoted from assistant account executive toaccount executive in Padilla's Minnesota Team. She provides social media and media relations expertise to clients such as Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Land O' Lakes.

Len Pollard was promoted from assistant account executive toaccount executive in Padilla's Manufacturing Practice. He brings strong project management skills to the Rockwell Software team.

Richmond

Kelsey Lewia was promoted from account executive to senior account executive in Padilla's Healthcare Practice, where she provides counsel for clients such as Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Mayo Clinic.

Luke Saunders was promoted from brand associate to brand strategist for Padilla's brand consultancy Joe Smith. He manages programs for clients such as Chick-fil-A and GE.

New York

Stacy Moskowitz was promoted from director to senior director in Padilla's Food and Beverage Practice, where she serves clients such as Hass Avocado Board.

Kirsten Lesak-Greenberg was promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor in Padilla's Healthcare Practice, where she oversees major campaigns for clients Be The Match and SeaSpine.

Laura Schultz was promoted from assistant account executive toaccount executive in Padilla's Food and Beverage Practice, where she provides media relations support for clients including Coppertone, IDA Ireland and Wines from Rioja (Spain).

Washington, D.C.

Kim Blake was promoted from account supervisor to director in Padilla's Healthcare Practice, where she serves clients such as Mayo Clinic and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Mike Nelson was promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor in Padilla's Technology/B2B Practice. He develops brand building campaigns for clients Afton Chemical and Proto Labs, as well as financial services clients.

About Padilla

Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communications company comprised of 240 employee owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS. Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble Education, BASF, Bayer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, GE, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery, Welch’s and Xcel Energy. Padilla is a founding member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.

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