Risdall McKinney Public Relations (RMPR) today announced that Amanda Draxton and Laura Griffith each have been promoted to senior account executive.
“Over the past several years, Amanda and Laura have gained experience, confidence and expertise at managing and implementing integrated PR programs with kudos from coworkers and clients alike,” said Rose McKinney, APR, president of Risdall McKinney Public Relations.
Since joining RMPR in May 2007, Draxton has worked on a variety of consumer and business-to-business accounts, including Premier Mounts, Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, Archway, Twin Cities Originals, Mall of America and many more. In addition, she coordinated RMPR’s updated website and has been a point person for agency media relations. Draxton also has provided pro bono efforts for the Ramsey County Library and Rotary Club. She is the incoming co-chair of the PRSA Minnesota Classics awards committee.
Griffith, who joined RMPR full time in May 2008 after serving as an intern at the agency, has played a key role on Smith System, Hearing Components, GoGirl and several other accounts. In addition, she has provided pro bono work for Baby Angels Foundation, coordinated the agency’s numerous PR award submissions and contributed to several integrated new business pitches. Griffith currently serves on the PRSA Minnesota programming committee.
Draxton received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of St. Thomas. Griffith graduated from the University of Minnesota with two bachelor’s degrees – one in strategic communications and another in communication studies.