8/17/17

Padilla Announces Agency Promotions

MINNEAPOLIS (August 17, 2017) – Padilla today announced employee promotions across several of its industry and functional groups. These 14 individuals were recognized for their contributions at Padilla; FoodMinds, a division of Padilla; and Joe Smith, the brand consultancy of Padilla.

New York

Katie Myers was promoted from senior director to vice president in Padilla’s Food + Beverage Practice. With more than 12 years of experience in beverage and consumer marketing, she plays a key leadership and strategic programming role for the agency.

Megan Brown was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive in Padilla’s Food + Beverage Practice.

Minneapolis

Julie Behr was promoted from marketing specialist to marketing manager in Padilla’s Business Development and Agency Marketing Group.

Claire Woit was promoted from account executive to senior account executive in Padilla’s Technology Practice.

Alyse Brunella was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive in Padilla’s Health Practice.

Kyle Kapustka was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive in Padilla’s Environmental Sciences Practice.

Chicago

Julie Pappas was promoted from director to senior director in FoodMinds, a division of Padilla.

Erin Moore Ruddy was promoted from manager to senior manager, strategic insights in FoodMinds, a division of Padilla.

Richmond

Rosalie Morton was promoted from account supervisor to director in Padilla’s B2B Technology Practice.

Matt Brehony was promoted from brand experience manager to senior brand experience manager in Joe Smith, the brand consultancy of Padilla.

Eliza Winston was promoted from associate brand strategist to brand experience strategist in Joe Smith, the brand consultancy of Padilla.

Nichole Heisler was promoted from associate designer to designer in Padilla’s Creative and Digital Group.

Washington, D.C.

Nikki Parrotte was promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor in Padilla’s Consumer Practice.

Laurie Hainley was promoted from account executive to senior account executive in FoodMinds, a division of Padilla.

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, 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 and Welch’s. 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.