PORTLAND, Ore. (April 1, 2022), A.wordsmith, a boutique communications firm specializing in public relations, marketing communications and branding, announces the promotion of Sophia Padua to senior associate.

In her new role, Padua will play a central role in the execution of ongoing client PR campaigns. Her key areas of focus are media relations, influencer engagement and social media management, which she does for a range of clients including Betsy & Iya, PDX Women in Tech and NICE.

“Sophia is such an integral part of our team,” said Ann Smith, president of A.wordsmith. “She’s an intent listener with innovative ideas, a strong work ethic and an eye for detail that makes her progression to senior associate a natural one. I’m really proud to have her at the firm and doing great work on behalf of our clients!”

Padua holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oregon. Hailing from Half Moon Bay, Calif., Padua is also an accomplished artist and runs her own business, Moontown Paints.


Founded in 2009, A.wordsmith is a boutique communications firm in Portland, Ore. The firm’s core areas of expertise are public relations, marketing communications and branding. Strategically designed and delivered, A.wordsmith’s brand of communications is a uniquely powerful tool. We challenge. We differentiate. We start relationships and enhance existing ones – with your employees, partners, clients and the media alike. And we help you drive sales with high-value customers. Clients of A.wordsmith include Concentrix Catalyst, Tektronix, HealthSparq, City of Talent, North Highland and Manta Ray Consulting.

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Ann Smith