Brothers, Owners of a PR Firm, Voices of PR & Politics

We stumbled into the podcasting world thanks to a former intern (shout out to Michael!) who was taking a podcasting course during his internship with us. After unsuccessfully pitching a client on the idea of starting a podcast, we decided to start our own — with the idea (hope) that someone besides our mom would listen. From there we started PR & Politics, taking our everyday office conversations about politics, political communications, and public relations stories and turning them into a weekly podcast.

Chad McLeod

Joe McLeod

The principal of McLeod Communications, Chad’s expertise includes strategic communications planning, media relations, messaging, crisis communications and issues management.

The managing partner of McLeod Communications, Joe works with clients on PR strategies, social media campaigns, reputation management, storytelling concepts and more.

Alma Mater: University of Florida (undergrad), Florida State University (MBA) … Still a Gator to the core!

Former Life: Aide to U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (He mentions it every other episode.)

Family: Erin (wife), Samuel & Charlee (children), Max (hyper Labradoodle), 4 backyard chickens (seriously) 

Did you know? Lived in Venezuela, speaks Spanish, 2X cancer survivor (Ewing’s sarcoma), 2007 Ironman World Championship Finisher, 2017 Boston Marathon Finisher

Alma Mater: Palm Beach Atlantic University (undergrad), University of Central Florida (Master’s)

Former Life: U.S. Army Reserve, Military Police

Family: Rebekah (wife), Brent & Ethan (children), Truman (Bull Mastif/Lab that could pass for a small horse), no chickens

Did you know? Documentary nerd, marathon runner, church elder, became a Celtic music fan after vising Scotland