Padilla Speer Beardsley, an integrated communications firm based in Minneapolis, has hired six new staff and promoted one staff member.
Maureen Rehfuss joined Padilla as vice president of human resources and administration, replacing 30-year veteran Barb Kuklock who retired in May. In addition to her human resources experience, Rehfuss has served as president of the Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota (HRPMN) and is an accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources. She also is a member of World at Work and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association.
Michelle Wright was promoted to account supervisor and will apply her digital acumen to create and execute integrated social media and interactive strategies for the firm’s business-to-business clients such as Milwaukee, Wis.-based Rockwell Automation.
Account supervisor Melanie Pikosky joined the firm’s agribusiness and environmental sciences team to help lead work for Raleigh, N.C.-based BASF.
Senior writer Deborah Malmo will offer her award-winning writing expertise to Padilla clients, including writing for traditional and social media, advertising, and marketing communications.