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Friday, May 01, 2015

PadillaCRT Announces Agency Promotions and New Hires in Minneapolis Office

PadillaCRT, an award-winning integrated communications firm, headquartered in Minneapolis with five other offices across the U.S., today announced six employee promotions and two new hires in its Minneapolis office.
Molly O’Mara was promoted to account executive in the agency’s Manufacturing Practice. She serves PadillaCRT clients Rockwell Automation and Ditch Witch.
Laudan Fenster was promoted to senior account executive in the Minneapolis office. Laudan works within the Agriculture Practice supporting PadillaCRT client BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions.
Laura Krinke, also based in the Minneapolis office, was promoted to senior account executive. Laura serves the Agriculture Practice, working with BASF, PadillaCRT’s largest client.
Sarah Kalhorn was promoted to account supervisor in the Minneapolis office. Sarah supports clients in the agency’s Manufacturing and Technology Practices, including Rockwell Automation, 3M and others.
Danielle Engholm was promoted to senior director in the Minneapolis office. Working with PadillaCRT’s Manufacturing and Technology Practices, Danielle supports Rockwell Automation as the primary account leader, in addition to serving on several other accounts.
Dan Reilly was promoted to vice president of client services at SMS Research Advisors, a subsidiary of PadillaCRT.
Len Pollard was hired as an assistant account executive in the Minneapolis office to support the Manufacturing and Technology Practices. He previously gained experience in technical writing, B2B communications and trade show planning at WAND Corporation, a Minneapolis software development company. Len also served as a brand development intern at Bridgepoint Education in San Diego, where he wrote blogs and student success stories for a community impact report. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing from San Diego State University.
Lauren Huisinga was hired as an account executive with the Investor Relations Practice in Minneapolis. She previously served at Weber Shandwick as an account executive. Her financial services clients have included Transamerica, ADP and Jackson Hewitt. Lauren interned at Lifescience Alley and United Way. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota.