Padilla Speer Beardsley announced today that Dean Huff has joined the firm as senior vice president of its agriculture and environmental sciences practice.
Huff brings nearly 20 years of experience in strategic communications planning, integrated marketing and agency management to the firm. In the agriculture and environmental-science arenas, Huff has led highly successful integrated communications and branding campaigns for multiple clients, including pest-management and crop-protection companies, as well as lawn-and-turf product manufacturers.
Before joining Padilla, Huff was CEO of Insight Marketing, a Minneapolis firm he founded in 2005. Previously, he served as an executive at Colle+McVoy, as well as an account supervisor at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va., and Miller Meester in Minneapolis.
“Dean’s deep industry experience and outstanding record as a creative communications strategist makes him a perfect fit for our dynamic agriculture and environmental sciences practice,” said Lynn Casey, Padilla’s chief executive officer. “Our clients and staff will immediately benefit from his business acumen and leadership skills.”
Huff is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Champaign, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications with a specialty in advertising.