Reputation and experience

Navigating through the dozens of professional associations and related industry groups can be daunting

We have the experience and the reputation needed to create a network of support throughout the association community. Our combined years of experience afford us relationships with many lobbyists in the capitol, and we use these relationships to maximize support and minimize opposition for our clients.

Activating support 
Trade and professional associations collectively boast hundreds of thousands of members, with interests in every industry, and every city and county in the state. We can work with you to identify potential resources for support as we advance your administrative and legislative issue.


“Validus Group has enabled National Vision to become a participant in the discussion of health reform issues in Georgia. They have provided us with important guidance for National Vision. We are extremely pleased and would recommend Validus Group.”

Micthell Goodman, Sr. VP & General Counsel
National Vision (Nation’s 4th largest optical retailer)

“I have found Validus Group to be extremely well connected in public policy circles in Georgia. They have proven, on multiple occasions, they have the ability to get in front of the key drivers in our state. We have found that their relationship capital, combined with their dedicated approach to public policy research, provides our firm with both the access and perspective to help navigate healthcare public policy.”

Perry J. McGuire, Esq.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell (117 year-old international law firm)

“TEDMED has been working with Validus Group LLC to attract some of the brightest minds in health and medicine to our annual gathering. Through Validus Group’s efforts, TEDMED has amplified its ability to connect with leaders and institutions in the Southeast and bring them as part of the TEDMED community.”

Jose Suarez, CEO

“In my assessment, Validus Group provided Saint Joseph’s Health System with key linkages to our state government and opened the doors for new partnership opportunities and funding options. On more than one occasion, Validus Group was able to ensure the finding integrity of programs vital to our mission. Validus was able to translate a fairly complex legislative process into a manageable framework for action for our hospital.”

Kevin Brenan, Chief Financial Officer
Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta (400+ bed hospital)

“It is apparent that Validus Group is very knowledgeable about the economic factors weighing on physicians and hospitals alike. Validus Group was able to help the board and leadership of CEP America frame, discuss and create our multi-year plan. Validus Group was able to help us address the most important factors impacting the direction, growth and multi-specialty structure of the largest acute care partnership serving client hospitals in the United States.”

Wesley Fields, MD FACEP
Past Chair and Senior Board Member
CEP America (Nation’s second largest physician practice)

“Validus Group has helped BFFLCo gain market exposure with leading national healthcare groups, assist with strategic relationships and help our firm with initial “door openings.” Validus has helped my company locate market opportunities and serve as a strategic advisor to our firm. In my opinion, they are a credible and established point of connection for many businesses in healthcare.”

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH
Founder and CEO , BFFLCO (Medical Devise Start-up)