Padilla Speer Beardsley is a national and employee-owned firm that was established in 1980. The company has more than 80 professional staff that specializes in marketing communications, investor relations, employee engagement and public affairs. It also organizes career seminars and provides various types of information, including surveys and database searches. The company offers a program in proprietary strategic planning that assist in communication investments. Padilla Speer Beardsley also offers various programs in crisis and critical issues management, media relations, and market and opinion research. The company is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group. Padilla Speer Beardsley serves various industries, such as technology, retail, manufacturing, health care and financial institutions and is located in Minneapolis.