Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

"Access Point Public Affairs exceeds all our expectations. Mike picked up new and highly complicated chemical, plastics and advanced recycling issues in an adversarial political environment. His tenacious and thoughtful advocacy resulted in a 100% success rate with the priority bills that he managed. We are grateful for his hard work and would recommend Access Point Public Affairs to anyone looking for best in class services."

Brett A. Vassey

President & CEO, VMA

"During my tenure as Chair of the Virginia Business Council, Access Point shepherded The Virginia Business Council into a new era. I found Mindy Carlin flexible, engaged, and informed. She had great relationships with legislators and key political and policy staff across Virginia and brought us exceptional programming. She forwarded our policy positions accurately and kept us informed when issues arose. It was a pleasure to work with Mindy!"

Nancy Howell Agee

Past Chair, Virginia Business Council

President and CEO, Carilion Clinic

"Mike and Mindy have been critical in helping Macerich navigate the political climate throughout Virginia. Their relationships, history and understanding of the Commonwealth and the political process is invaluable. Mike and Mindy have always successfully assessed our needs and helped us develop a plan to obtain access and seek input and assistance from decision makers. Their background and knowledge base at the state and local levels is extensive and has consistently proven beneficial in our dealings with government. We always appreciate their results-oriented, pragmatic approach to tackling an issue or obstacle."

Hillary Katherine Zahm, AICP

Assistant Vice President, Development, Macerich / Tysons Corner Center

"Access Point is a trusted partner and perfect complement to our team. Mike has managed our government and community relations efforts on a critically important project for the company. His relationships with state and local government officials have been essential to our efforts and he has shown great creativity in positioning us to achieve our goals."

Mark Carroll

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Allan Myers

"The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is proud of our relationship with Access Point Public Affairs. For over 10 years, Mindy has supported the advocacy and public policy initiatives that best address the needs of the thousands of businesses and organizations that we, as members of the Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership, represent each year. Mindy's depth of knowledge, long-standing relationships with top decision makers and elected officials, exhaustive information gathering and reporting, coupled with an enthusiasm to deliver solutions of the highest quality is an invaluable asset to our organization. Our efforts would not yield the same result if we did not work with Mindy and Access Point."

Charles A. Kapur

President & CEO, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

"Access Point gives our Chamber of Commerce a presence in Richmond when in session and lends gravitas to our issues. Bottom line - Legislators know Mindy & Mike and therefore, Legislators know our priorities. If you need an advocate that finds solutions, look no further than Access Point."

John P. Boylan

Former President & CEO, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Access Point Public Affairs has given our emerging Chamber, and our members, the legislative voice we were searching for. Mindy's attention to detail, incredible knowledge base, and ability to help us navigate legislation that impacts our members, has been very instrumental in shaping the Legislative Affairs Committee for TRCC."

Tucker R. Gladhill

Former President and Chairman, Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Access Point was instrumental to building the Northern Virginia Transportation Coalition's reputation with key elected and public officials in Richmond, developing an effective long-term legislative and communications strategy, and staying on top of the fast-paced General Assembly Session. Thanks to their extraordinary experience, excellent reputation, and extensive network of long-standing relationships, the Coalition was always well represented in Richmond and achieved successful outcomes that would have been impossible without their assistance."

Jason Stanford

Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance