Jason Mudd, APR
CEO and President

Accredited in Public Relations (APR)? What does APR stand for in Public Relations?Certified in Inbound MarketingJason Mudd, APR – Public Relations Expert

CEO and President

Accredited Public Relations Practitioner

Since 2002, Jason Mudd, APR is the CEO of Axia Public Relations, a public relations firm specializing in national public relations and campaigns. Axia earns industry and national news media coverage for public and private growth companies. He is an Emmy Award-winning, accredited public relations practitioner, speaker, author and entrepreneur and PR Week has named him a “Rising Star” of public relations.

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment. Jason has also earned inbound marketing certification.

He has worked with great brands such as Budweiser, Dave & Buster’s, Fidelity National Financial, FIS, H&R Block, Hilton, HP, Macquarie Group, Miller Lite, Modis, New York Life, Pizza Hut, Ray Charles, Southern Comfort and Verizon, among others.
Jason, who began his career as a journalist, graduated from the acclaimed University of Missouri journalism school with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After a stint as a PR consultant to what is now Arm & Hammer’s Clean Shower, Jason joined what is now WindStream Communications as its marketing director and a shareholder. 


Next, he promoted and co-produced the Emmy-winning Florida Sports Awards, the then-official statewide sports award show, awarding Jaspers to the top professional and amateur athletes. There, Jason worked with key sponsors and professional teams and tours, including American Airlines, General Motors and Wachovia, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and ATP Tour, LPGA Tour, NASCAR, PGA Tour and WTA Tour.

Jason and his wife are members of Grace Community Church, where they have served in various leadership positions. They live on Amelia Island, Florida, and homeschool their two adolescent children.

At Axia, Jason develops the public relations strategy for the PR firm’s clients and is available to the client leadership teams for consultations, spokesperson training and crisis communications management. He also speaks to business, industry and academic groups about public relations trends and best practices.

Jason’s recent and upcoming speaking schedule:
  • “Plan the Attack” - Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
  •  “10x Your Business Seminar” with Grant Cardone - Orlando Hilton
  • “Public Relations in Sports Marketing” – Flagler College
  •  “Super Bowl Advertising” – South Jacksonville Rotary Club
  • “The Future of PR” – Florida State College
  • “Crisis Communications” – University of North Florida
  • “Case Studies in PR” – University of North Florida
  • “The Future of PR” -Utah State University
  • Social Media expert panelist – SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
  • "Meet The Editor" webinar with "CIO Insight" Editor Brian Watson and PRSourcecode
  • “The Power of PR” – Entrepreneurs’ OrganizationJason Mudd, APR is president, founder and CEO of Axia Public Relations, a national PR firm.
  • “Real ID and the Media” - American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • “Power of Public Relations for your insurance agency” – Brightway Insurance annual franchisee kickoff conference
  • “Social Media Engagement and HIPPA” – Chamber of Commerce healthcare council
  • “The Power of PR” – Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  • “Beyond the Hype: Social Media and Your Brand” – various business groups
  • “State of the Industry” Panel – University of North Florida
  • “Media Week: Public Relations Panel” - University of North Florida