Padilla Speer Beardsley announced that Bob McNaney has joined the firm as vice president of crisis and critical issues.
McNaney will head a team of experienced professionals who prepare and lead clients through a range of issues that could negatively affect their reputations. He also will be responsible for helping the firm continue to build and refine its media relations services.
McNaney brings more than 20 years of journalism and communications experience as a former investigative reporter for Minneapolis-based KSTP news. Some of McNaney’s most recognized work includes coverage of the Paul Wellstone plane crash, the St. Peter/Comfrey, Minn. tornado and the I-35W bridge collapse. His investigative report on the unattended transportation of prisoners won McNaney a national Emmy in 2010. Additionally, McNaney has experience with counseling private clients in various confidential crisis situations.
“Building and protecting our clients’ reputations is a cornerstone of Padilla’s diverse communications offerings,” said Matt Kucharski, executive vice president of agency services at Padilla. “Bob’s media experience makes him exceptionally well-qualified for this position and we are delighted to have him on board.”