Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Fort Pierce, Florida
Joseph Abreu, APR, is an award-winning public relations practitioner who oversees communications and emergency management 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, social media, and reputation/brand management. Previously, he 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.
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 public relations firms before joining Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Miami.
Abreu has been a PRSA member since 2003 and has previously served as District Council chair (2017), Sunshine District chair (2015), and Palm Beach Chapter president (2009). He is accredited in public relations and has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida where he was a proud PRSSA Alpha Chapter member.