Our Award-Winning Public Relations Firm Team
The Axia Public Relations firm has been named among “Most Admired Companies,” “Best Places to Work” and “Companies That Care.” We look forward to getting to know you better. Please take a moment to get to know our public relations firm. Some of us work in our Florida public relations firm offices. Others work on the West Coast and others in between. No matter where you are, our public relations firm can help you grow your nationwide sales.
Jason Mudd, APR
CEO, President, Accredited in Public Relations
Jason Mudd is an Emmy-award-winning, accredited public relations consultant, speaker, author and entrepreneur. Jason develops the public relations strategy for Axia’s clients and is available to the client leadership teams for consultations, spokesperson training and crisis communications management. He also speaks to groups about public relations best practices and trends. His current and previous clients include Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF), Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS), H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), Hilton (NYSE:HLT), HP (NYSE:HPQ), Macquarie Group (ASX:MBL), Modis, MPS Group (NYSE:MPS), New York Life Insurance Company, Pizza Hut (NYSE:YUM), Ray Charles, Rayonier (NYSE:RYN), Synovus (NYSE:SNV), Tarmac (ATHEX:TITK) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ). More
Vice President, Public Relations
Phillip Bergman is a strategic thinker with more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience and is adept at creating and implementing successful local, regional and national programs that heighten awareness, build credibility and generate increased sales opportunities for clients. He has managed high-profile public relations campaigns in the U.S. and abroad, handling complex, sensitive announcements, issues and crisis situations for companies of every size in a variety of industry sectors. Phillip’s experience includes corporate positions with highly-regarded companies such as IBM and agency positions in New York and San Francisco representing interests throughout the country. His past clients include the Semiconductor Industry Association, representing one of the nation’s most important technology sectors; the Health Insurance Plan of California, the country’s first statewide health insurance purchasing cooperative for small businesses; Partnership for a Drug-Free California, the state’s anti-drug campaign; British Airways; and many more companies and organizations. More
Director of Client Engagement
Michelle Heatherly is an expert at translating public relations into business objectives. She coordinates new clients into the public relations agency and ensures that they have an exceptional experience with Axia. Her job is to engage, retain and develop new and existing client relationships. She has 10 years of experience in marketing and PR, including with Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (NYSE:DIN), Marble Slab Creamery and Qdoba Mexican Grill (NYSE:JBX). More
Director of Digital Engagement
Mark Pettus is an expert at developing digital content and at creating, growing and managing online communities. A thought-leader in the field of inbound marketing, he is also an award-winning journalist, editor, designer and photographer who successfully increases digital traffic from high-value web and social media visitors and converts them into qualified prospects and customers. Mark oversees the strategy, planning, tactics and implementation for the client’s social media programs. Mark formerly served as a quality control editor for Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW) and its subsidiaries Network Solutions and Register.com and its client Supermedia.com. More
Public Relations Account Manager
Marjorie Comer oversees and is actively involved with client relations and various client projects. Marjorie and her account team implement clients’ approved public relations plans in addition to handling any reactive needs. More
Media Relations Consultant
Cristin Jordan may look familiar: She has spent time on-air in several markets as a television news reporter and recently appeared on The Travel Channel’s reality show “Top Spot.” She also has experience as a radio news and print journalist and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University. Cristin’s journalism background has enabled her to provide clients with an unparalleled level of expertise when it comes to earning media attention and crafting a message. More
Public Relations Assistant
Darby graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications. She worked as a reporter, producer and host for UF’s radio and TV stations, Florida’s 89.1 and WUFT-TV. Upon graduation, Darby realized broadcasting wasn’t the right path for her and made the switch to public relations when she got the opportunity to intern for Axia. Darby is from a small town called Lake Placid, Fla. which is known for its caladiums, murals, and population of elderly people. Going to the Keys to fish and scuba dive are her favorite things to do. She also loves going to Vermont during the winter to snowboard. Although traveling is a big passion of hers, she enjoys being home to visit family, go on the lake and ride around in trucks.
Senior Copy Editor
Lianna LeMay ensures communications sent by Axia meet current standards. She copy edits and proofreads public relations materials and reviews and corrects typographical, punctuation, capitalization, numbering and typeface errors and ensures AP style standards are met, reworking text to make sure it’s clear and concise and delivers a cohesive message. More
Public Relations Intern
Mark Howbrook is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida with a talent for writing and conducting research. The opportunity to think creatively and work strategically initially attracted him to public relations. After working at Axia, Mark has also come to appreciate the value of great teamwork and takes pride in watching the success of clients and seeing their businesses grow. During his time at Axia, Mark has discovered an interest in social media, and has learned of its importance as a tool in strengthening brand visibility and reputation. Originally from the U.K., Mark has lived in the Middle East and South America, but has called Central Florida his home for the past 11 years. Mark’s hobbies include swimming and reading. He has a keen interest in history and science-related topics, and admits to being a technology/gadget junkie.