August 23, 2018

Padilla Announces Agency Promotions

Minneapolis (February 20, 2018) – Padilla today announced employee promotions across several of its industry and functional groups. These four individuals were recognized for their contributions at Padilla and FoodMinds, a division of Padilla.


Allison Mikita, M.S., was promoted from senior director to vice president. She will assume the role of director of the FoodMinds’ Global ExpertBench™, a network of senior nutrition and communication experts.

Lindsay MacNab, M.S., R.D., was promoted from assistant account executive to account executive.

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Amari Thomsen, M.S., R.D., L.D.N, was promoted from director to senior director.

Jessica Hall was promoted from account executive to senior account executive.

About FoodMinds

FoodMinds is a division of Padilla, which O’Dwyer’s ranks No. 4 in Food and Beverage among independent agencies. Padilla is proud of the 85 U.S. Public Relations awards it earned in 2017. With offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, and a growing global footprint, FoodMinds expertly navigates science, public affairs, consumer values, and communications to create breakthrough strategies and help clients tell a better story. The firm has 40 employees, including 20 registered dietitians and a Ph.D., along with a global network of nutrition affairs experts. For more information, visit

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