Today is the Day!
PadillaCRT is officially open for business. Our acquisition of long-time partner agency CRT/tanaka is complete, and our union puts us in the top 10 independent PR agencies in the country.
Our new agency is 100 percent employee-owned, meaning all 190 of us have skin in the game. We know that what’s good for our clients is good for our employee-owners. And we translate that knowledge into a fierce and unmatched commitment to service and results.
PadillaCRT is a diversified agency with a single focus – to inspire. We bring together a deep body of industry knowledge, meticulous research into consumer needs and wants, and the best talent from across the country to help our clients build brands and reputations that inspire their target markets to take action.
Our expertise in healthcare, food and beverage, consumer goods, financial services, manufacturing, technology, agribusiness and recreation sectors, and outstanding talent in branding, research, corporate and investor relations, creative, digital, crisis management, social media and mobile communications has won hundreds of industry awards.
Please check out some of our work at padillacrt.com. Thank you.
About Lynn Casey:
Lynn’s reputation for creating successful brand-building programs grows from her ability to listen, to strategize and to shoot straight. She works with Padilla Speer Beardsley clients in a variety of industries and is only the third chief executive officer to lead our employee-owned firm since its founding in 1961.
Prior to joining a predecessor firm in 1983, Lynn was marketing communications manager for Burlington Northern. While there, she coordinated a diverse program to expand awareness of company services following railroad deregulation. She also developed Minnesota’s first public relations campaign for foster care home recruitment.
Lynn is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Dakota. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Lynn has served on the Minnesota chapter’s board of directors. At the national level, she chaired the PRSA Counselors Academy, served on the board of the Council of Public Relations Firms and is an active member of the Arthur Page Society
In Padilla’s headquarters community, Lynn chairs the board of The Minneapolis Foundation, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Twin Cities United Way. She is a board member of the University of Minnesota Foundation, Meet Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Club. She also is an active member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and of the Itasca Project.