Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, Floria
Joseph Abreu, APR, is an award-winning public relations professional who has served 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 and reputation/brand management. Abreu currently sits on the boards of the Fort Pierce Area Council and the St. Lucie County Leadership Alumni Council, and he is an honorary member of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association. He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership St. Lucie class and a 2009 graduate of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Focus class.
Prior to being recruited to St. Lucie County, Abreu worked at the clerk and comptroller’s and tax collector’s offices of Palm Beach County. Prior to joining the public sector in 2008, he 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. He has been a proud PRSA member since 2003, and was previously a PRSSA Alpha Chapter member at the University of Florida.
Abreu is a Florida native and now lives in Port St. Lucie with his husband of 11 years.