Jesse Landis, APR
Advisor / Publicist / Writer

A nationally accomplished advisor, publicist, and writer, Landis has 20 years experience in communications, PR, messaging, creative development, strategic planning, and more.

Creating and implementing extensive programs for a diverse roster of organizations and individuals, Landis is accredited (APR) and awarded (various). His background includes a range of leadership roles with communications/consulting agencies and political/public issue campaigns.

He’s represented clients across the globe and a breadth of fields/industries: real estate development, architecture, construction, sustainability, health/wellness, health care, legal, finance, education, government, nonprofit, startup, mass transit, hospitality, tourism, insurance, accounting, consumer products, packaging, transport, retail displays, waste removal, rooftop solar, electric cars, large-scale art, early childhood development, economic development, cybersecurity, medtech, collective impact, more.

As a reliable source to journalists, Landis has fostered hundreds of positive media stories for organizations and public figures in media outlets not limited to: New York Times, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Shark Tank (ABC), Colbert Report, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, AOL, FOX News, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Fortune, Inc. magazine, Sun & Wind Energy magazine, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, Advertising Age, PR News, and Politico.

Landis develops thorough, informed, forward-thinking plans and strategies, anticipates and creates communication opportunities, exhausts avenues, and leads projects to success.

He has produced substantial results for such clients as: All Children’s Hospital, American Bone Health, American Home Health, American Momentum Bank, ANB Enterprises, Apollo Pact, Arnstein & Lehr, Blaze Global, Braces On-Demand, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, CannaBizPak, Central Avenue Oyster Bar, C Landis Display, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Collier County Museums, Dignity Memorial, Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Echolight Medical, Ed Taylor Construction, Engel & Völkers, Florida Sierra Club, Future Forward Literacy, GoodYou Marketing, GTE Financial, Hillsborough Planning Commission, Johnson Pope, Kidz Bite Back, LightWork Counseling, LIUNA Laborers’ Union, Mesh Architecture & Fabrication, PainTEQ, PGA Tour, PJ Callaghan Construction, Raise The Bar Florida, Regenesis Solar Power, Remax Metro, Remote Area Medical, Reusable Transport Packaging, Rock for Hearts, Roundhouse Creative, Sabal Smart Homes, Salt Palm Development, Schools of Wellness, Senior Care Group, Shriners International, Southwind Hospitality, Spoor Bunch Franz, St. Petersburg Chamber, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, StarLite Cruises, Sunstar Paramedics, Taste of Pinellas, Tampa Baseball Museum, The Galley, The History Council, Thrive By Five, TOG Network Solutions, Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society, Trenam Law, USAF Special Operations Command, USAmeriBank, U.S. Chamber Foundation, Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Zeno Office Solutions, Zenn Motors, more.

Jesse served on the University of Tampa National Alumni Association Board of Directors, the St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, and led the executive marketing committee for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. He’s served as a mentor with the University of South Florida Corporate Mentorship Program, and as a resource for new professionals with several other universities and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is a graduate of both Leadership St. Pete and Leadership Los Angeles. He’s helped (sometimes helped create) other programs and projects pro bono with such organizations as: BuildThePier, CASA, Democratic Professionals Council, Engage St. Pete, FloridaForGood, Healthy Bones Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Pinellas Democratic Party, PRSA, Sunset Rotary Foundation, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, and WhatAboutBlue.

Landis has worked/advocated for: family friendly workplaces, social-emotional learning, mental health, bone health, lung health, school gardens, medical breakthroughs, psychedelic-assisted therapies, US military public affairs, benefit corporations & B Corps, wildlife, pedestrian safety, forward-thinking architecture, community dialogue with developers, worker protection ordinances, innovative solar financing, large-scale art, technical education, community/civic involvement, informed voting, voting by mail, and better understanding of the PR industry. 

Landis has worked/advocated against, or to address: human trafficking, domestic violence, animal cruelty, junk food industries, unwarranted road-building, unethical business practices, unsafe work environments, civic apathy, inaction on community crime, maliciously concealed information, and unreliable medical testing. Also formal business attire.

He was honored among Tampa Bay Business Journal‘s “30-Under-30” in 2007, was the University of Tampa’s 2011 “Young Alumnus of the Year,” and was recognized among Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Best in the Biz Readers’ Choice Awards.” Jesse graduated from the University of Tampa in 2002 with several honors and a B.A. in Mass Communication. More recently he has enjoyed completing courses and classes with American Stage Improv, Dynasty Enchantiversity, PRSA, Southern California Leadership Network, and Writing Pad.

An alumnus of Leadership Los Angeles and a member of PRSA-LA, Landis is based in downtown Los Angeles.