Our Company 2018-05-10T01:37:19+00:00

A GLIMPSE INTO US

We are a community of change agents, influencers, credible actors and thought leaders who are at your disposal, providing innovative solutions to your needs.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR WORK

We value integrity, respect, teamwork, creativity and a commitment to excellence. We believe in professionalism and strive for professionalism in implementing strategic solutions in the best interest of our clients.

OUR
COMPANY 

Publicus is an innovative thought leadership and consulting firm that is driven by excellence and fueled by ingenuity, creativity and vision. Our signature ability to consistently deliver flawless communication and impeccable project management, alongside our ability to be a one-stop-shop, housing an experienced team to make realizing your vision, an reality.

VISION DRIVEN

MISSION

FOCUSED ON YOUR VISION

Publicus strives to be the premier choice for Innovation, Public Affairs, and Strategy consulting. We strive to exceed expectations of professional services and quality. Publicus motivates each team member to achieve their personal and professional aims to deliver a paramount product to our client.

OUR TEAM

Cesar R. Hernandez
Cesar R. HernandezFounder | Managing Director
Brown University
IE Business School
University of South Florida

Cesar is originally from Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, he decided to launch Publicus in one of Florida’s fastest growing markets, the Tampa Bay Area. Cesar’s involvement with global engagement, social impact & development is long drawn. He has managed engagement and development projects in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Jennifer Webb
Jennifer WebbFounder | Managing Partner
Louisiana State University
University of South Florida

Jennifer Webb is a community-engaged researcher with extensive knowledge in public-private partnerships and decades of experience world-wide in combining deep data with big data to help organizations and communities launch new projects or solve old problems.

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Mark Sharpe
Mark SharpeFounder | Advisor
Florida State University
University of South Florida

Mark Sharpe is the Chief Potential Officer for !p. He was asked by the Executive Board of the Tampa Innovation Alliance, now !p POTENTIAL UNLEASHED, to stand up the nascent organization and create a live, work, play innovation district in an area derided by some as Suitcase City.

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Ned Pope
Ned PopeFounder | Partner
Florida State University

Ned Pope is a fifth generation Floridian with a long track record of success in project management and implementation.

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 Christian Leon
Christian LeonFounder | Managing Partner
Boston University School of Law
Boston College

Christian has developed expertise in Communications ranging the gamut from guerrilla marketing to sophisticated public relations initiatives. Christian also has extensive background in engaging multi-cultural populations.

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Alexandra Esparza
Alexandra Esparza Founder | Partner
Yale University
Stanford University

Most recently, Ms Esparza was an investment analyst and trader at Pearl Brook Capital, a globally focused long/short hedge fund located in Tampa.

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Erin Fernandez
Erin FernandezDigital Strategy and Advocacy Consultant | Partner
George Washington University
University of South Florida

Erin Fernandez is originally from Tampa, Florida. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Public Advocacy and a minor in Psychology, Erin moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in political advocacy.

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Melissa Baldwin
Melissa Baldwin Media Consultant
Boston University

Melissa is the founder of Chase Media Services, and a veteran of the recycling industry, having begun her career at Hill & Knowlton where she worked for the Aluminum Association and the Curbside Value Partnership from 2004 -2006.

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