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Meet your PR agency team

Forbes named Axia Public Relations as one of America’s Best PR Agencies. 

Axia Public Relations and its 20 colleagues across North America work with regional and national companies.

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Jason Mudd

Jason Mudd, APR

CEO/Managing Partner

Jason is a trusted adviser and strategist for some of America’s most admired brands, including 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 in July 2002 and lives in Amelia Island, Florida.

Patrick McSweeney is Axia's VP and PR consultant

Patrick McSweeney, APR

Vice President, Public Relations

Patrick is a PR strategist and counselor using his newspaper, radio, and TV journalist skills to help organizations connect with critical audiences, especially in a crisis, for brands like Smoothie King, Zaxby's, and Winn-Dixie stores. He lives in Milwaukee and has worked with Axia since August 2017.

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Bob Wiltfong

Public Relations Account Director

Bob is a PR strategist and an award-winning television news anchor and reporter. His client experience includes Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Nationwide Insurance, Sony, and T-Mobile. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and joined Axia in February 2023.

Marjorie Comer is one of Axia's media relations consultants.

Marjorie A. Comer

News Media Consultant

Marjorie is an award-winning public relations professional. Marjorie implements clients’ PR plans and handles reactive needs. She has worked for Axia Public Relations since October 2011 and lives in Joplin, Missouri.

Ashley Billings is one of Axia's media relations consultant.

Ashley Billings

News Media Consultant

Ashley is an award-winning ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC-affiliate TV news reporter in California, Florida, and D.C. Clients love her ability to translate PR messages into TV news stories. She joined Axia in June 2018 and lives in Orlando, Florida.

Kasey Klee is Axia's PR Coordinator.

Kasey Klee

Account Executive

Kasey is a trusted adviser. She coordinates day-to-day activities for various client programs. Clients love her enthusiasm and attention to detail. She joined Axia in August 2021 and lives in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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Elizabeth Grich

Social Media Specialist

Elizabeth is a social media specialist at Axia. She works on client accounts as well as the social media team. Elizabeth joined Axia in May 2022 and lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Bre Chamley

Social Media Specialist

Bre is a social media specialist. She develops engaging content for clients and is the guest coordinator for our vodcast, On Top of PR. She joined Axia in December 2021 and lives near St. Louis.

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Mary McCue Bell

Social Media Specialist

Mary McCue Bell is a social media specialist at Axia. She creates engaging content using our clients' unique voices to attract their critical audiences across all platforms. She lives in Dallas and joined Axia in April 2023.

Jacob Richey

Jacob Richey

Executive Copy Editor

Jacob Richey is an Executive Copy Editor at Axia Public Relations. He oversees a team of five copy editors and sets the editorial direction and style for Axia and its clients. He joined Axia in December 2021 and lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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Lauren Hubbard

Managing Copy Editor

Lauren Hubbard is an managing copy editor for Axia, she edits for voice, organization, and structure. Her mission is to help ensure writers and content creators deliver effective and credible work they are proud of. She joined Axia in June 2022 and lives in Columbia, Missouri.

Lianna LeMay is Axia's senior copy editor.

Lianna LeMay

Senior Copy Editor

Lianna ensures all communications are grammatically and stylistically compliant with current U.S. English, AP style, and other standards. Lianna joined Axia in October 2011 and lives in Chicago.

Elizabeth Derner

Elizabeth Derner

News Copy Editor

Elizabeth is a news copy editor for Axia, editing blog posts and additional written content. She’s passionate about clarity, accuracy, and AP style. She joined Axia in January 2022 and lives in Missouri.

Mary Philip

Mary Philip

Social Media Copy Editor

Mary edits social media copy to maintain clear, effective, and engaging content and posts. She has a keen eye for grammar. Mary joined Axia in April 2023 and lives in Chicago.

Sarah Hendartono's is Axia's social media copy editor.

Sarah Hendartono

Social Media Copy Editor

Sarah loves editing social media copy in order to help Axia put out top-tier content. She joined Axia in January 2022.

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Emily Rutledge

Web Copy Editor

Emily Rutledge is a web copy editor, ensuring impeccable grammar, clarity, and engagement in online content. She joined Axia in April 2023 and is from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lily Zhao

Lily Zhao

Strategic Communications Copy Editor

Lily is a passionate grammar, spelling, and punctuation enthusiast. She is dedicated to Axia's goal of providing high-quality, engaging, and grammatically correct content. Lily also speaks Mandarin. She joined the team at Axia in April 2021 and lives in San Francisco.

Wendi Boyett is one of Axia's copy editors.

Wendi Boyett

Blog Copy Editor

Wendi enjoys blog copy editing content for Axia. She strives to preserve the author’s voice while enhancing and refining the copy per AP and brand style. Wendi joined Axia in October 2013 and lives in Atlanta.

Lisa Goldsberry is one of Axia's senior writers.

Lisa Goldsberry

Senior Writer

Lisa is an Axia writer specializing in business, higher education, and technology. She earned her inbound marketing certification through HubSpot. Lisa joined Axia in December 2013 and lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Devan Stuart is Axia's feature writer.

Devan Stuart

Feature Writer

Devan is a 20-year award-winning journalist. She specializes in executive bios, feature stories, and video scripts for Axia and has worked with People Magazine. She's worked for Axia since August 2003 and lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Bright Ewuru

Legal Writer

Bright is an attorney, certified content marketer, and public relations enthusiast. Clients love his attention to detail and cheerfulness. He joined the Axia team in April 2021 and lives in South Africa.

Shelby Leith is Axia's medical writer.

Shelby Leith

Medical Writer

Shelby is a registered pharmacy technician based in Toronto who enjoys writing on multiple topics, including health, wellness, and medicine. She joined Axia in September 2015.

Andrew-Rosenbaum is Axia's financial writer.

Andrew Rosenbaum

Financial Writer

Andrew's career includes working for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Microsoft, KPMG, EY, and others. He joined the Axia team in June 2012.

Noell Ochieng is one of Axia's technical writers.

Noell Ochieng

Technical Writer

Clients love Noell’s high-tech, instructional design, and business analytics experience. She's worked with Axia since November 2017 and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Yulia Dianova


Yulia blogs on topics related to news and social media. She joined Axia in July 2015 and lives in Washington, D.C.

Andrea Bolf

Andrea Bolf

Art Director

Clients love Andrea's innovative designs and attention to detail. She's worked with Axia since September 2019 and lives in New York City.

Jacob McKimm is Axia's web developer.

Jacob McKimm


Clients love Jacob’s speed. He's an inbound-marketing-certified web tech who improves websites. He joined Axia in August 2015 and lives in Yulee, Florida. 

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Janet Della-Denunzio

Artificial Intelligence

Janet puts the virtual in virtual assistant. She's Axia's artificial intelligence persona for the various AI tools that Axia uses. She's a friendly, helpful, and hardworking presence who can provide information and produce content quickly.