Leadership

“Our philosophy is simple. The most successful leadership teams are comprised of subject matter experts in their respective fields who work towards a consistent vision in the best interest of our clients.”
Amy Sondrup, President

Our Leadership Team

Mike Yag

Mike Yag

Chairman, CEO

Merging his interest in architecture and design with his marketing acumen, Mike launched Access in 1985. The company had a regional focus initially but evolved into a global force in the exhibit and events industries. Mike is CEO and Chairman of the Access Board and sits on the boards of M² OnStage, Nuvista, and New Jobs for Massachusetts.

Amy Sondrup

Amy Sondrup

President

Amy ensures that the Access leadership team consistently implements her vision. She represents Access in the industry and takes an active role with key accounts, believing that client and employee retention is the backbone of Access’ success. Amy is President of the Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), and as one of Exhibit City News’ “40 under 40,” she is a strong advocate for a progressive evolution of face-to-face marketing.

Jon Ellms

Jon Ellms

Executive Vice President, Principal

Jon leads business development in healthcare, working with companies anywhere on the healthcare marketing continuum –from companies with a single product in clinical trials to global industry giants. Jon questions the status quo, understands challenges before suggesting solutions, and produces results characterized by strategic and tactical excellence.

Scott Williams

Scott Williams

CPA, Senior Vice President, Finance and Sales Operations

With the vision and experience to foster Access’ continued growth and profitability, Scott leverages his expertise rooted in years of understanding client needs and expectations. He uses foundational financial understanding to ensure that decisions benefit both Access and
our clients.

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Vice President, Executive Creative Director

Leading the Access design studio, Stephen generates unique design solutions for Access clients. A mentor to young designers, his studio environment encourages his team members to embrace innovation and creativity. Stephen contributes to the education of the next generation of designers as a member of the FIT curriculum advisory board.

Ken Konicki

Ken Konicki

Vice President, Finance

Ken leads the Access finance team to respond to the demands of day-to-day business operations. Shouldering a range of responsibilities, from analysis to procurement and from budgeting to project estimating, he assesses the needs of the business and oversees the implementation of best practices, keeping us  working at client speed..

Dean Cerrati

Dean Cerrati

Director, Production

Approaching his 25th anniversary with Access, Dean’s cross-department experience plus his deep understanding of the entire project workflow process keep Access production on time and on budget, exceeding client expectations. In addition to the demands of his position, Dean is also a noted wildlife photographer.

Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner

Director, Human Resources

A talented professional who embraces Access’ brand pillar, “Our best assets wear shoes,” Tom’s responsibilities range from recruiting  and empowering top tier talent to implementing policies and processes. He fosters personal and professional development at Access and creates a career path for the next generation of marketing and design professionals.