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James Judge

Co-founder & Public Relations

James Judge is the founder and president of Judge Public Relations, a national public relations and marketing firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. He is an award-winning public relations expert, former journalist and decorated Iraq war veteran. James has worked in both the private sector and government handling media relations and journalism. He served in a public affairs role with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Defense, where he deployed to Afghanistan and was responsible for handling media relations and marketing for NATO at the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command under General David Petraeus and General David Rodriguez. Some of the more notable events James has handled media relations for include the crash of Chalks Ocean Airways Flight 101, Super Bowl XLI and Super Bowl XLIII. Additionally, he has worked in human medicine and veterinary medicine, consulting more than 200 specialty, emergency and primary care practices on media relations and marketing. James is also one of the founding organizers of the Skyway 10K, which benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation.