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Thursday, June 16, 2011

PSB's Kucharski to continue as chairman of Worldcom Public Relations Group

Matt Kucharski, senior vice president at Padilla Speer Beardsley, will continue as chairman of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the leading international partnership of independently owned public relations firms. Kucharski’s position was solidified during the group’s recent annual meeting in Madrid.

Padilla, an integrated communications firm with offices in Minneapolis and New York City, co-founded Worldcom nearly 20 years ago to provide clients with global services, such as streamlined event-management and targeted media coverage in foreign markets.

Established in 1988, Worldcom Public Relations Group now has 107 partner agencies worldwide in 90 markets and 46 countries on six continents. With more than 2,000 employees, and revenue of more than $265 million, partners collectively serve national, international and multi-national clients.

The 13-member board, with representatives from across the globe, is responsible for member selection, knowledge management, marketing, governance, events, standards and strategic planning. This is the second year of Kucharski’s two-year term chairing the board.