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Meet your PR agency team

Forbes named Axia Public Relations as one of America’s Best PR Agencies for 2021. 

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

Axia Testimonial 2019


Jason Mudd

Jason Mudd, APR

CEO/Managing Partner

Jason is a trusted adviser and dynamic strategist for some of America’s most admired brands. 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 in July 2002.

Patrick McSweeney is Axia's VP and PR consultant

Patrick McSweeney, APR

Vice President, Public Relations

Patrick is a public relations strategist and counselor. He uses the skills he learned as a newspaper, radio, and TV journalist to help companies effectively connect with critical audiences, especially during a crisis. He joined Axia in August 2017.

Nick Guerra

Nick Guerra

Client Engagement

Nick is a natural innovator. He helps connect new clients to our PR agency. Clients love his enthusiasm for meeting people, building relationships, and promoting teamwork. He joined Axia in September 2018.

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

Marjorie A. Comer

News Consultant

Marjorie is an award-winning public relations professional. She oversees and is actively involved with client relations and various client projects. Marjorie and her account team implement clients’ public relations plans in addition to handling any reactive needs. She has worked for Axia Public Relations since October 2011.

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

Ashley Billings

News Consultant

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

Clarissa Schearer

Clarissa Schearer

Public Relations Associate

Clarissa shares client messages across news and web media. Clients love her work ethic and results focus. She joined Axia in August 2019.

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Emily Barrett

Social Media Specialist

Emily is a social media specialist. She monitors social media channels and make sure the content being put out is innovative and unique. She joined Axia in October 2020.

Kasey Klee is Axia's PR Coordinator.

Kasey Klee

Public Relations Coordinator

Kasey is an enthusiastic public relations professional. She coordinates various client projects. She joined Axia in August 2021.

Lianna LeMay is Axia's senior copy editor.

Lianna LeMay

Senior Copy Editor

Lianna's role is to ensure all communications are grammatically and stylistically compliant with current U.S. English, AP Style and other standards. Lianna joined Axia in October 2011.

Lily Zhao

Lily Zhao

Senior 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.

Wendi Boyett is one of Axia's copy editors.

Wendi Boyett

Copy Editor

Wendi enjoys copy editing content for Axia. She strives to preserve the author’s voice while also enhancing and refining the copy – always in accordance with AP and house style. Wendi joined Axia in October 2013.

Lisa Goldsberry is one of Axia's senior writers.

Lisa Goldsberry

Senior Writer

Lisa is a writer for Axia Public Relations who specializes in business, higher education, and technology PR. She earned her inbound marketing certification through HubSpot. Lisa joined Axia in December 2013.

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 People Magazine. She has worked for Axia Public Relations since August 2003.

Bright Ewuru

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.

Shelby Leith is Axia's medical writer.

Shelby Leith

Medical Writer

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

Noell Ochieng is one of Axia's technical writers.

Noell Ochieng

Technical Writer

Clients love Noell’s high-tech PR and instructional design experience. She has a strong grasp of information technology management and business analytics. Noell has worked with Axia since November 2017.

Yulia Dianova


Yulia provides PR counsel to organizations that seek to use PR to further their business objectives. She blogs frequently for Axia on topics related to news media and media relations. Yulia joined Axia in July 2015.

Jacob McKimm is Axia's web developer.

Jacob McKimm

Website Production

Clients love Jacob’s quickness. He is an inbound marketing-certified webmaster who improve websites. Jacob joined Axia as an intern in August 2015 and quickly proved his talent and value. 

Andrea Bolf

Andrea Bolf

Art Director

Andrea is passionate about brand identity. Clients love her innovative designs and her attention to detail – from concept through production, and final delivery. She's worked with Axia since September 2019.

Doug Flick is Axia's senior accountant.

Doug Flick

Senior Accountant

Doug is Axia Public Relations' accountant, producing the company’s financial reports and invoices. He joined the team in August 2012.

Monique Manning-Santos is Axia's admin assistant

Monique Manning-Santos

Administrative assistant

Monique adds her organizational skills to the team, helping with various projects. She joined Axia in March 2016.