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Our Leadership Team


Jason Mudd

CEO/Managing Partner

Jason Mudd, APR is a trusted adviser and dynamic strategist for some of America’s most admired brands and fastest growing companies. Since 1994, he's worked with American Airlines, Budweiser, Dave & Buster’s, H&R Block, Hilton, HP, Miller Lite, New York Life, Pizza Hut, Southern Comfort, and Verizon. He founded Axia Public Relations in July 2002. Forbes named Axia as one of America’s Best PR Agencies for 2021.

Clients love Jason’s passion, 
innovation, candor, commitment, and his award-winning team. In an increasingly tech-forward world, Jason’s grasp of technological demands on companies provides his clients a unique advantage in reaching their audiences. He taught himself HTML in 1994, helped pioneer internet marketing strategies as an early adopter of e-commerce and SEO in 1998, inspired tech giants like Yahoo, and conceptualized Web 2.0 and social media in 2000.

At Axia, Jason attracts, develops, retains, innovates, and leads top PR talent and clients. He oversees strategic communications strategies for the firm’s national clients and provides high-level consultations to client leadership teams at billion-dollar global brands, both business-to-business and business-to-consumerincluding spokesperson training, crisis communications management, analytics, social media, online reputation management, and more. He also speaks frequently to corporations and industry groups and writes about public relations trends and best practices for 43 American City Business Journals across the U.S. and other national business news outlets. He is a certified PR Measurement Master and holds a real estate license.

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Education and certifications

  • Accredited in Public Relations, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

  • PR Measurement Master certification

  • Continuing Corporate Board Education (CBE) program credential for pressing issues facing corporate boards, ExecRank

  • Licensed real estate sales associate, state of Florida

  • Certified PI analyst, Predictive Index

  • Inbound certification, HubSpot

  • Bachelor of journalism, University of Missouri

    • Major: journalism and strategic communications

    • Minor: political science

    • Certification: new media

Notable results

  • 40 Under 40, American City Business Journals

  • Rising Star of PR, PRWeek

  • Dick Pope Grand Golden Image Award for the best PR campaign in the state of Florida – Florida Public Relations Association

  • Service Award, Rotary International

  • Chamber Small Business of the Year Award

  • Authored six PR books






Notable clients

Family matters

Jason and Tabitha have two teenaged children: Molly and Simon. Tabitha classically homeschools Molly and Simon at the family’s primary residence on Amelia Island, Florida. They’re members of Grace Community Church, serving in various leadership positions.

Every summer, they visit with family at their lake cabin in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Jason’s a proud uncle to Aidan and Amelia in Jackson, Tennessee. The Mudd family recently rescued a Yorkie, who has his own Instagram account!


In the community

  • Youth flag football, basketball and soccer coach, YMCA and Upward

  • Columnist, American City Business Journals

  • Local chapter board, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

  • Community board of directors, Synovus Bank


Surprising facts about Jason

  • He was a sponsored skateboarder as a teenager.

  • He has never broken a bone.

  • He taught himself HTML and began web publishing in 1994.

  • He and his team conceptualized in 1999 what we later called "web 2.0" and social media.

  • He earned an Emmy with his colleagues at the Florida Sports Awards, the black-tie sports awards show that airs in prime time on NBC affiliates and DirecTV. He presented MVP awards to the state's top professional and amateur athletes.

  • He's presented fan-voted team MVP awards to every Florida pro team.

  • He performed stand-up comedy at The Comedy Zone.

  • He studies Bokujin Bujutsu martial arts with his children.

  • He’s visited 47 of the 50 U.S. states.

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