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Padilla Ranked PR firm


1101 W. River Pkwy., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415


[email protected]
Helping brands and organizations transform by inspiring people and driving action.

Employees: 220. Founded: 1961.

Agency Statement:

Padilla is a full-service agency that transforms brands and organizations through strategically creative communications. Our work across a range of industry sectors is consistently recognized by the PRWeek Awards, PRovoke IN2 SABRE Awards and PRSA Anvil Awards, among others. Padilla operates in seven cities in the U.S. through its family of brands, which includes SHIFT (performance communications), FoodMinds (food and nutrition affairs) and Joe Smith (brand strategy). As an AVENIR GLOBAL company and a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the agency provides services to clients through 155 offices worldwide. Transform with purpose at

Matt Kucharski, pres.; Heath Rudduck, chief creative officer; Katina Shelton, VP, human resources; Rachel Rice, VP, finance; Tina Charpentier, exec. VP, client experience; Laura Cubillos, exec. VP, food, beverage + nutrition, FoodMinds; Alan Dunton, managing dir., SHIFT; Amanda Munroe, sr. VP, SHIFT; Dave Heinsch, sr. VP, corporate advisory group; Lauren Tannenbaum, sr. VP, Joe Smith; Jeff Wilson, VP, workplace culture; Mariann Hohe, VP, insights + strategy

4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich St., 48th flr., New York, NY 10007
Jen Dobrzelecki, sr. VP

120 St. James Ave., 6th flr., Boston, MA 02116
Amanda Munroe, sr. VP

330 S. Wells St., 4th flr., Chicago, IL 60606
Erin DeSimone, sr. VP

101 W. Commerce Rd., Richmond, VA 23224
Rosalie Morton, sr. VP

1100 G St. NW, Ste. 805, Washington, DC 20005
Kim Blake, VP

456 Montgomery St., 15th flr., San Francisco, CA 94104
Laura Cubillos, exec. VP

Clients Include:

Agoro Carbon Alliance
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
CommonSpirit Health
Dole Food Company
Edward Jones
Mayo Clinic
Norwegian Seafood Council
Prosciutto di Parma
Rockwell Automation
Sanofi Pasteur
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Winnebago Industries

Padilla in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Harnessing the Power and Potential of New Tech

Tue., May 14, 2024

...into the every day is essential to keep your clients one step ahead. At Padilla , we’re constantly looking for that little bit extra to solve unmet client needs—sometimes ones...

Embracing 'Food is Medicine'

Wed., Mar. 13, 2024

...future for all. *** Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD, is a Vice President at FoodMinds, a division of  Padilla , based in the Washington, D.C. office. She leads the agency’s Food is Medicine and...

Adding Value to the Rapidly Evolving Sustainability Space

Tue., Mar. 12, 2024 the next evolution of how we talk about and engage with food. In 2023, Padilla ran a Climate & Convenience survey to explore how the interest in addressing climate...

On the Move: Ingraham Joins Clarity as President, North America

Fri., Mar. 1, 2024

...North America. Ingraham has been running her own consulting and communications business since exiting Padilla , where she was a senior VP, in March 2023. She was previously an SVP...

On the Move: Howard U Hires Sermons as Comms Chief

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024

...she led global marketing initiatives, partnerships and customer success. Kalhorn has also worked at Padilla and Ogilvy PR. In her new position, she is responsible for leading and mobilizing...

Digital Pro Dua Joins SKDK

Thu., Dec. 21, 2023

...working for the Empire State’s first female governor, Dua was digital director for Alex Padilla , the Golden State’s first Hispanic Senator. During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, Dua managed...

The Power of Data-Driven Storytelling

Tue., Nov. 14, 2023

...every number has a story to tell. *** Amy Fisher is Senior Vice President, Technology at Padilla ....

Leading the Conversation on Health Equity

Thu., Oct. 12, 2023

...benefit generations to come. *** Jen Dobrzelecki is Senior Vice President and Health Group Lead at Padilla ....

Play With AI to Understand It

Wed., Jun. 21, 2023 Plan: Strategic Planning in a Dynamic WorldMonique Waters, H2O Strategies FounderTina Charpentiar, EVP, Padilla Oct. 18, 2022 Business Development for PR AgenciesKaren Swim, President, Words for HireVanessa Horwell, Chief Strategy...

Social Influencers are Back and Brands are Benefitting

Thu., May 4, 2023 more financially efficient—a win-win. *** Rosalie Morton is Senior Vice President, Consumer and Channels at Padilla ....

Better Business Through Comedy

Tue., May 2, 2023 Plan: Strategic Planning in a Dynamic WorldMonique Waters, H2O Strategies FounderTina Charpentiar, EVP, Padilla Oct. 18, 2022 Overcoming Toxic Culture: Everyday Practices That Make a DifferenceDr. Kerry O’Grady, Faculty Director...

Tech Firms Saw 3.9% Uptick in 2022

Wed., Apr. 19, 2023

...on our list saw not just double, but triple-digit increases in net tech-related fees. Padilla , which came in at #18, racked up $14.6 million, up 176.4 percent from 2021’s...

On the Move: American Egg Board Hires Padilla Alum Hoffman

Tue., Apr. 4, 2023

... Edward Hoffman The American Egg Board names former Padilla SVP Edward Hoffman as VP, marketing and communications. Hoffman joins AEB from The Varick Group, a...

PR Must Flip the Script

Mon., Mar. 20, 2023 Plan: Strategic Planning in a Dynamic WorldMonique Waters, H2O Strategies FounderTina Charpentiar, EVP, Padilla Oct. 18, 2022 Overcoming Toxic Culture: Everyday Practices That Make a DifferenceDr. Kerry O’Grady, Faculty Director...

Sipping with the Sober Curious

Tue., Mar. 7, 2023

...and start sipping with the “sober curious.” *** Kristen Ingraham is Senior Vice President, Group Lead at  Padilla ....

On the Move: 360PR+ Hires Armit as HR Chief

Tue., Feb. 7, 2023

...was most recently vice president of HR for AVENIR GLOBAL US brands AXON Communications, Padilla and SHIFT Communications. In her new position, she will direct all aspects of talent...

On the Move: Padilla Promotes Morton to SVP, Channels

Tue., Jan. 24, 2023

... Rosalie Morton Padilla promotes Rosalie Morton to senior vice president, channels. Morton has been with the agency since...

Goodfuse's Dobrzelecki to Head Padilla's Health Unit

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023

... Jen Dobrzelecki Goodfuse Communications president Jen Dobrzelecki has moved to Padilla , where she will join the agency’s healthcare practice as senior vp and group lead. Before...

Don't 'PR' Your Feedback

Fri., Nov. 18, 2022 Plan: Strategic Planning in a Dynamic WorldMonique Waters, H2O Strategies FounderTina Charpentiar, EVP, Padilla Oct. 18, 2022 Overcoming Toxic Culture: Everyday Practices That Make a DifferenceDr. Kerry O’Grady, Faculty Director...

When High-Impact, Rapid-Result Programs Take Priority

Wed., Nov. 16, 2022

...anticipated results and value to the business. *** Danielle Engholm is a Senior Vice President in Padilla ’s Technology Practice focusing on integrated B2B marketing, PR and digital communications across industrial, heavy...

The 'Great Retirement': A Thought Leadership Opportunity

Wed., Oct. 26, 2022

...for new and existing leaders? Yes! But organizations must look before they leap. At Padilla , we believe in three key tenets to introducing a new leader and formulating an...

Mission is Heartbeat of Strategy

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022

...don’t work for all organizations,” Waters said. Waters was joined in the online discussion by Padilla EVP Tina Charpentier and moderator Tony Cheevers, customer success officer for survey-research consultancy and...

Accounts in Transit: Moleaer Picks Padilla

Tue., Oct. 4, 2022

... Padilla  is picked for a digital marketing program for Moleaer, developer of a patented water-based nanobubble...

Accounts in Transit: F/W/V Picks Up Coastal Conservation Assn. of North Carolina

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

...if we allow the status quo to continue,” said CCA NC executive director David Sneed. Padilla has been selected by Richmond Region Tourism to lead an integrated marketing program to...

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

...Panelists are Monique Waters, Founder at H20 Strategies and Tina Charpentier, Executive VP at Padilla . Followed by "Leading Through Challenging Times" Nov. 15th @ 3 p.m. EDT.  Jean Serra, Founder of...

Issue Advocacy Response Critical Challenge for C-Suite

Tue., Sep. 13, 2022 issues.   The result? According to a three-part research study conducted by public relations agency Padilla , today’s business leaders find themselves conflicted, presenting broad implications regarding the need for strategic...

On the Move: Padilla Hires Consumer Pro Werle

Wed., Jul. 27, 2022

... Chris Werle Padilla names former Weber Shandwick EVP and consumer practice lead Chris Werle, an SVP and member...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Reels in Norwegian Seafood Council

Fri., May 20, 2022

... Padilla is named US agency of record for the Norwegian Seafood Council, which works to...

See You Later, Annual Planning, Nice Knowing You

Wed., May 18, 2022

...while we navigate toward what’s next. *** Tina Charpentier is Executive Vice President, Client Experience, at Padilla ....

On the Move: Diggs Exits Smile Train for M&C Saatchi

Tue., May 17, 2022

...account supervisor at MWW and has also worked at 5W Public Relations, Ketchum and Padilla . Diggs has worked with such clients as Dyson, McDonald’s, Samsung and  Philips Electronics. In...

An Appetite for Culture, All in Good Taste

Wed., Mar. 16, 2022

...showing no signs of slowing down. *** Marcus Braham is Vice President, Food + Beverage, at Padilla ....

The Continued E-Commerce Evolution

Wed., Mar. 9, 2022

...It also lowers the investment needed for concept marketing. *** Kristen Ingraham is SVP, Group Lead at  Padilla ....

Maintaining Brand Relevance in a Chaotic World

Fri., Nov. 12, 2021

...and build stronger, longer-lasting partnerships. And remember, you don’t have to tackle this alone. Padilla ’s role is to guide B2B technology companies through the integrated planning process. We do...

SHIFT Joins Padilla’s Portfolio of Brands

Tue., Nov. 9, 2021

... Matt Kucharski Boston-based SHIFT Communications has joined Padilla as one of its operating brands. The agency officially becomes a ...

On the Move: Finn Partners' Bashe Joins Rezilient Health's Board

Thu., Oct. 28, 2021 amplify our message," said Rezilient Health head of communications Sar Ruddenklau. Kim Blake, Julie McCracken Padilla promotes senior directors Kim Blake and Julie McCracken to vice president posts. Blake, who...

A Purpose-Driven Model That Addresses Health Equities

Wed., Oct. 27, 2021

...groups, as community engagement is critical to developing culturally relevant, unbiased communication.  Making an impact At Padilla , we’re working with a wide range of purpose-driven organizations at the intersection of population...

Misses, Hits and Optimism for What’s Next

Wed., May 19, 2021

... Matt Kucharski In the June 2020 issue of O’Dwyer’s, my colleagues at Padilla and I laid out six predictions that we believed would come to bear once...

News of Firms: PRSA Launches 'In Between Jobs' Program

Thu., Apr. 15, 2021

...chief executive officer Linda Thomas Brooks. For additional information about the new program, click here. Padilla issues its 2020 Report to Our Communities, which highlights three projects that the agency’s...

COVID-19 and the Paradox of 'Fulfillment'

Mon., Mar. 22, 2021” Ouch. But such is the paradox of “fulfillment.” *** Kristen Ingraham is a Senior Vice President at  Padilla . She leads the agency’s Food + Beverage Practice, with an emphasis on consumer brands,...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Tips for 2021

Mon., Dec. 21, 2020

...NAACP • Glen Jackson, Co-Founder, Jackson Spalding • Gini Dietrich, CEO, Arment Dietrich • Matt Kucharski, President, Padilla • Kristin Cahill, Incoming CEO, GCI Health • Neil Foote, President, National Black Public Relations Society •...

Building Technology Thought Leaders, a Brand at a Time

Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

...all this, don’t worry. Most technology brands don’t go through all these steps alone. Padilla ’s role is to help innovators identify which type of thought leader you can be...

Pharma Marketing’s High-Stakes Moment

Mon., Oct. 19, 2020 the needs of their most essential audiences *** Sarah Fox is a Vice President in Padilla ’s Health Practice....

GOP Puts SKD Knickerbocker's $35M 'Vote Safe' Pact Under Scrutiny

Thu., Sep. 17, 2020

...taxpayer money to influence the federal election," according to the letter sent to Alex Padilla , California's Secretary of State. Kentucky's James Comer, Illinois' Rodney Davis, and Georgia's Jody Hice have...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla to Raise Profile of New York Wines

Wed., Jul. 8, 2020

... Padilla  is partnering with the New York Wine & Grape Foundation on a project intended to...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Matt Kucharski

Fri., Jun. 19, 2020

... Padilla president Matt Kucharski offers some pointers on how firms can make the most of...

Coming to Grips with Our New Reality

Tue., Jun. 2, 2020 others on the leadership team. Let’s not squander that opportunity. *** Matt Kucharski is President of  Padilla . Natalie Smith, SVP; Dan Morrison, VP; Matt Sullivan, VP; Bob McNaney, SVP; and Tom...

Top 10 Financial Firms See Revenues Rise 9.8%

Wed., Apr. 22, 2020

...spike 253 percent to $8.8 million. A 189 percent jump to $3.9 million took Padilla from the #18 spot last year to #10 this year. The top five firms all...

Embracing the Omni-Shoppertunity

Thu., Mar. 19, 2020

...poised to be the pioneer of omni-shoppertunity. *** Kristen Ingraham is a Senior Vice President at Padilla and leads digital integrated marketing and business development for the agency’s Food + Beverage...

Teaching Consumers about Healthy, Sustainable Diets

Mon., Mar. 16, 2020

... Andrea Carrothers and Katie Padilla co-authored this article. Global food systems are facing incredibly complex and urgent challenges, yet at...

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Names Dublin-Based Julie O'Donnell Global Digital Czar

Tue., Mar. 10, 2020

...ensure we are developing innovative programming,” said Evoke KYNE chief executive officer David Kyne. Dave Heinsch Padilla has promoted Dave Heinsch to senior VP and co-lead of the firm’s corporate advisory...

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