Padilla Announces Agency Promotions

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 6, 2018) – Padilla today announced employee promotions across several of its industry and functional groups. These six individuals were recognized for their contributions at Padilla and its food and nutrition affairs division FoodMinds.


Kimberly Huston was promoted from account supervisor to director in Padilla’s Agriculture + Environmental Sciences Practice. She has been with the agency for more than 18 years and has steadily grown and expanded her expertise in strategic communication for consumer, health care, and agriculture clients.

Molly O’Mara was promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor in Padilla’s Manufacturing Practice.

Chloe Wiersma was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive in Padilla’s Technology Practice.

Keegan Leddy was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive in Padilla’s Manufacturing Practice.


David Russell was promoted from developer to senior developer in Padilla’s Digital Group.

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Katie Pawelczyk, M.S., R.D., was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive at FoodMinds, a division of Padilla focused on food and nutrition affairs.

About Padilla

Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The agency builds, grows and protects brands and reputations 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 Research Advisors. Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble College, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Hass Avocado Board, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery and Welch’s. Padilla is an AVENIR GLOBAL company and is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 132 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Connect with purpose at PadillaCo.com.

Media contact: Julie Behr, 612.455.1706, [email protected]