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Friday, December 26, 2014

PadillaCRT announces 2014 Living Our Purpose award winners

PadillaCRT recently named the winners of  its inaugural Living Our Purpose award, a recognition program that honors three of the communication firm’s employee-owners who are living with purpose inside and outside the company.   

Peer nominations in three categories -- client service, culture and community – are open to all full-time and part-time employees. Each winner receives $1,000.

“PadillaCRT’s Living Our Purpose award is an employee recognition program that celebrates our associates who demonstrate an owner’s mentality, find creative and innovative solutions to challenges,  and go above and beyond what is expected of them each day, ” said Lynn Casey, PadillaCRT CEO.  “Emily, Pablo and Carrie each demonstrate these ideals in their individual contributions to the agency.”

Client Service Award Winner – Emily Valentine
An account supervisor based in the agency’s Washington, D.C. office, Valentine was recognized for her outstanding work with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

Culture Award Winner – Pablo Olay
Olay, who leads PadillaCRT client Wines from Rioja (Spain),  was honored for the instrumental role he played in helping create one office culture in the agency’s New York office after Minneapolis-based Padilla Speer Beardsley acquired Richmond-based CRT/tanaka in 2013 to form PadillaCRT.

Community Award Winner – Carrie Young
In addition to her work with PadillaCRT’s Creative group, Young also heads PadillaCRT Plugged-In, which coordinates opportunities in the agency’s offices across the country for employees to give back to their communities.
PadillaCRT is proud to be home to exceptional employee-owners who go above and beyond for its clients, communities and each other. For more information on PadillaCRT, please visit