Over the span of his 20 year career, Mr. Slevin has earned a national reputation for empowering corporate executives to lead, communicate and inspire the stakeholders who impact their bottom line interests.

Mr. Slevin is a former Florida mayor.  He is a two-time winner of the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for Crisis & Issues Management.  Influence Magazine named Slevin one of the "Great Communicators".  Slevin has been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the nation’s top political “Movers’ & Shakers".  He is the founder and head of Florida-based SL7 Consulting. 

Whether it's crisis leadership, corporate initiatives, public affairs, issues advocacy, zoning & development, political campaigns, or field operations, Patrick Slevin and his firm, SL7 Consulting, will help get your high-profile, high-stakes projects across the finish line. 

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In 1996, I was elected the youngest mayor in history of Safety Harbor, Florida at the age of 27.  My experience as a Tampa Bay mayor, taught me a crucial and enduring lesson that "All Perspectives Are Influenced at the Local Level".  That knowledge greatly influenced a rewarding and successful career as a Fortune 500 public relations manager (Eckerd Drug Stores), national trade association media & political communications director (NFIB), PR agency senior vice president/general manager (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), and C-Suite consultant (SL7 Consulting).  

I've had the honor of working on two presidential campaigns, consulted nations on matters affecting United States national security, led multi-million dollar corporate campaigns, and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with clients faced with historic crises and national disasters. 


My 20 years of championing change has earned me a national reputation as a consultant with an expertise on "how to" deter, deminish and defeat status quo opposition infamously known as NIMBY.  I've counseled global and local corporate developers on "how to" elevate their reputations to secure political and social support for their controversial land use projects. Check me out on my SPEAKER'S page on this website.  I've spoken, consulted and trained executives on the battle between change and status quo around the country and published over 50 articles.  


I invite you to discuss the changing realities that you're currently facing.  I welcome the chance to connect over a cup of coffee and discuss how my consulting firm Changes Minds at the Speed of Perception!.   Email me at to set up an introductory java call and let's see where it takes us.  You can also call me directly at 850.597.0423.  

National Awards and Recognition:

• Influence Magazine: Patrick Slevin recognized as one of The Great Communicators, Spring 2017 Edition

• Winner of PRSA Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence for crisis and issues management (Two-Time Winner)

• Campaigns & Elections Magazine, “One of the Nation's Top Political ‘Movers & Shakers’”

• O’Dwyer’s Newsletter, “A politically savvy PR and public affairs firm.”

• Outstanding Young Man of America

• American Legion Magazine, “Grassroots Grit”

• Miami Daily Review, “Grassroots Warriors"

Professional Background

At the age of 27, I  was elected mayor of a Safety Harbor, Florida (Tampa Bay), making me one of the youngest mayors in the nation, in 1996.  

After completing my 3-year term, I was recruited to be the first public relations executive for one of the largest drugstore chains in the country, overseeing a multi-million dollar marketing communications budget.  Then I went to work for the nation’s largest small-business trade association where I was responsible for political, media and grassroots engagement in 10 southeastern states influencing federal and state legislation from Delaware/Virginia to Mississippi/Louisiana.  

Since 2002, I've consulted as strategic counsel and special projects manager for corporate interests.  From 2010 to 2013, I accepted the position as general manager and senior vice president for one of the largest global communications agencies in the world.  



Patrick is a nationally recognized professional speaker on crisis leadership, public relations and change management. His keynote, workshop and panelist presentations typically cover corporate leadership, crisis management, corporate campaigns, integrated communications and stakeholder engagement.

He has authored columns, op-eds and features covering topics of reality, leadership, change, stakeholder engagement, politics, ballot initiatives, activism, social sustainability, employee motivation and public relations.  


Patrick studied Organizational Studies with Public Leadership at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts. 

Patrick’s course work included Principles of Leadership, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Technology & Society, Complex Organizations, Managing Cultural Diversity, Work & Occupations, Evaluation Research Methods, Organizational Dynamics, Public Administration, Organizational Consultation, and Political Organizations. 

Executive Education: MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program “Dealing with an Angry Public,” sponsored by Harvard Law School, 2004.

He was the recipient of the A.S.P.E.C. Excellence in Writing Award: Eckerd College’s highest writing award.  

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