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Joseph Abreu, APR

Communications Manager
Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, Florida

Joseph Abreu, APR, is an award-winning public relations professional who currently serves as the Communications Manager for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Lucie County. In his role, he is responsible for external, internal, strategic and crisis communications, as well as media relations, emergency management, and reputation/brand management. Abreu previously managed communications campaigns and strategies for the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County and managed public affairs for the Tax Collector of Palm Beach County. He is also a FEMA certified Advanced Public Information Officer and does consulting for government agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies. 

Prior to joining the public sector, Abreu directed communications, special events and development for Compass, one of the largest gay and lesbian community centers in the country. He began his career working for a variety of boutique PR firms before joining Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Miami.  

Prior to being elected to the national board, Abreu served as District Council chair (2017), Sunshine District chair (2015), and Palm Beach Chapter president (2009). He has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida where he was a proud PRSSA Alpha Chapter member.