Our more than 20 years of experience developing strategic communications initiatives for governments, businesses and community organizations equips us with a broad understanding of the social and political environment, along with an analytical savvy that allows us to plan effective, comprehensive actions tailored to meet client needs.

StandPoint’s dynamic team has earned a solid reputation as a thought-leader in the field by producing results for our clients and by acting as a trusted advocate for their interests. We earn that trust by asking the right questions, developing situational awareness and exercising judgment about what the public will expect to know balanced against legal or strategic constraints.  



Mack A. Bradley is the founder and Principal of StandPoint Public Affairs. He has developed a reputation for excellence as a thoughtful strategic partner, specializing in strategic communications, crisis management, public affairs and media relations. His professional focus is on solving complex communications problems through thoughtful planning and considered implementation. His client experience includes Fortune 100 companies, government agencies at the local and regional level, charitable foundations, not-for-profits and religious organizations. 

Mack has designed, managed and executed communications programs earning clients millions of dollars in publicity value over the past several years. His expertise ranges from complex public education programs to large festivals, drawing hundreds of thousands, to major real estate development projects, to complex public policy issues.

An accomplished trainer and speaker, Mack has conducted media training for hundreds of participants in North America and Europe in various industries, including crisis and emergency risk communications training to prepare Missouri to respond to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threats. Part of his curriculum, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on the psychology of Risk Communications in a public crisis.

Community engagement

  • St. Patrick Center Communication Committee
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association Public Policy Council
  • Mardi Gras Foundation Board
  • St. Louis Host Committee, 2012 Democratic National Convention
  • St. Louis Effort for AIDS (past)
  • Cardinal Glennon Foundation Development Board (past)
  • AmeriCorps St. Louis (past)
  • Mid-America Transplant Services (past)

Education and Honors

  • Washington University, MA, International Affairs
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, BA, Political Science
  • National Security Forum Fellow at the Air War College
  • Coro Public Affairs Fellow
  • Named a St. Louis’ "40 Under 40" civic leader (St. Louis Business Journal)

Guest Lectures and Training Talks

  • What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings, Lorman Education Services
  • State of the Media, New Leaders Council—St. Louis Leadership Institute, 2012
  • Communicating in a Crisis, Spectrum Conference, CSPRC
  • Building Coalitions, Washington University guest lecturer


Patricia Bailey Beckerle is a Project Leader for StandPoint Public Affairs.  Patricia has spent three years creating seamless client experiences with media campaigns: from strategy, through drafting, and into execution.  She is skilled in team-based project management and execution, and provides a detail-oriented approach to the big picture. Experienced in a wide variety of public communication tools, from social media to traditional media, press event coordination and execution, to special projects, Patricia brings a comprehensive approach to communications planning. Using this approach, she helps clients articulate central truths that build public understanding of their work, their values, and their engagement in the community.

Patricia helps StandPoint clients tell their stories in authentic, compelling ways.  Communication that is authentic to each client requires a careful, in-depth approach to messaging and choice of media.  Through her work with clients representing a wide variety of industries, Patricia has developed public communications that are meaningful, succinct, and vivid. She easily becomes an integral member of client teams, and enjoys developing unique solutions to their communication needs. 

A member of the FOCUS St. Louis Coro Fellows in Public Affairs class of 2011-2012, Patricia brings with her the experience of a powerful leadership development program based upon the principles of commitment, openness to new opportunities, and asking the right questions at the right times.  Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Patricia graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011, where as a Danforth Scholar, Des Lee Fellow, and Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurship Intern, Patricia benefited from from strong legacies of dedication to the City of Saint Louis.  She and her husband are proud residents of the City of St. Louis in the Princeton Heights neighborhood. 



Emily Rodenbeck is StandPoint’s Media Specialist, bringing 14 years of non-profit, brand management and media relations knowledge to the table. With a broad range of creative skills, including marketing and communication planning, copy writing and editing, social media advancement, graphic design and video editing, Emily enjoys working on every aspect of a client’s project to successfully meet their goals.

Emily received her B.S. in Communications and Public Relations from Southeast Missouri State University. After working with the March of Dimes and National Kidney Foundation, Emily began working for the City of Hazelwood, managing their communications and marketing efforts and honing her skills in brand management, strategic communication planning and crisis communication. In 2008, the Mehlville School District hired her to be their Director of Communications, giving her the opportunity oversee the District’s communication goals, as well as develop plans for each of the 17 schools and departments. After her contract with Mehlville ended, Emily has worked independently for a broad range of clients, addressing their communication and public relations needs.

Emily is passionate about the St. Louis community and spends much of her time discovering neighborhoods, attending cultural events and exploring the restaurant scene, when she and her husband aren’t hiking or camping.