Padilla Promotes Jeff Wilson to VP, Workplace Culture


By The Minneapolis Egotist / /

Newly Created Position to Focus on DE&I and Company Culture in a Hybrid Work Environment

Padilla has announced that it has named Jeff Wilson to the newly created role of vice president, Workplace Culture, building on his track record of contributions in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), marketing, and client service to help the agency define and execute on its next-generation workplace priorities.   

Jeff will work across the agency to help foster a culture built on the agency’s core values and beliefs, which center on curiosity, collaboration, inclusiveness, bravery and accountability. He also leads the company’s DE&I initiatives, serves as agency Chief of Staff and advises clients on DE&I programs as part of Padilla’s Corporate Advisory Group. He previously served as vice president of Agency Marketing and Promotion.   

“The workplace of the future will have diversity at its foundation – people from different races and ethnicities, people with different professional backgrounds and people working in different physical locations. That makes fostering a culture based on a common set of values and beliefs all the more important,” said Matt Kucharski, Padilla’s president. “Jeff’s background and skills make him the ideal choice for helping us establish a culture where our teams can grow and develop, do great work and appreciate their colleagues.”  

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Carolina and serves on the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) national board, representing the Mid-Atlantic District (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, eastern/central Pennsylvania and Virginia). In appreciation for his service to PRSA, the Richmond Public Relations Foundation recently announced an annual scholarship – The Jeff Wilson Scholarship of Excellence – to be awarded to a student of color demonstrating a passion for a career in public relations.


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