Padilla Speer Beardsley

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Padilla Speer Beardsley (PSB) is a public relations firm headquartered in Minneapolis, U.S. with an office in New York. It is a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group.


PSB was founded in 1961.


Personnel include:[1]

  • Lynn Casey, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, on the board of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
  • Malkie Bernheim, Vice President, New York, has a track record of "garnering national attention for clients in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, and other leading business, consumer and trade publications"
  • Marian Briggs, Senior Vice President, corporate/investor relations and financial services, directs programs to influence key constituents - Wall Street, venture capitalists, institutional investors and analysts, employees, customers and the media
  • Bob Brin, Director, interactive and creative services, "brand development. Using everything from e-mail and blogs to billboards and direct mail, he helps organizations differentiate themselves and motivate their audiences to take action"
  • Kathy Burnham, Senior Vice President, manufacturing, "has penned an array of bylined technical and feature articles - including several cover stories. She has created speeches, brochures, corporate annual reports and other collateral as well"
  • Al Galgano, Vice President, investor and corporate relations
  • Mike Greece, Senior Vice President and managing director, New York, served as an adjunct professor of public relations, journalism and advertising at Fordham University, Hofstra University and the College of Mount St. Vincent, and is a frequent lecturer on PR and marketing
  • Tom Jollie, Senior Vice President, consumer products
  • David Kistle, Senior Vice President, research
  • Matt Kucharski, Senior Vice President, marketing, crisis and critical issues, and technology
  • Paul Omodt, Vice President, crisis and critical issues, worked "with clients on workforce reductions, plant closings, critical issues, crisis communications, and national publicity programs for product and service launches"
  • Greg Smith, Vice President, agribusiness
  • Janet Stacey, Vice President, health care and medical devices, "experience in branding, public relations, strategic planning, communications, and direct-to-patient and physician marketing"


Income and employee totals

O'Dwyer's PR lists PSB as earning $14,740,080 in net fees in 2007, up 9% on the previous year. It notes the firm has 95 employees. [2]

PR Week ranked Padilla Speer Beardsley as the seventeenth largest independent PR agency in the United States in 2008, with 2007 revenue of $14,760,079, a 9% increase from the previous year's total revenue of $13,526,845. The ranking also notes its staff total of 95 (2006 total: 91), with $155,159 in revenue per employee.[3]


O'Dwyer's describes it as a full service PR frim working with clients on "agriculture, environmental, fin'l, high-tech, investor rels., manufacturing, healthcare and food" related issues.

O'Dwyer's lists its clients as including: [4]

Some non-confidential clients listed on the PSB website include: [5]

Contact details

River Parkway Place
1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-455-1700
Fax: 612-455-1060
Email: kburnham AT


  1. Leaders, Padilla Speer Beardsley, accessed May 2008.
  2. 2007 Worldwide Fees of Independent Firms With Major U.S. Operations, O'Dwyer's PR, accessed May 2008.
  3. "2008 Agency Rankings," PR Week, 28 April 2008.
  4. Padilla Speer Beardsley, O'Dwyer's PR, accessed June 2007.
  5. Clients, Padilla Speer Beardsley, accessed May 2008.

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