ACB Hires New Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Clark Rachfal to be ACB’s Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs.

Since 2017 Clark has served as the Program Manager, Public Policy at National Industries for the Blind. In his role at NIB he was responsible for researching and promoting legislative and regulatory policies that support the NIB mission. He cultivated relationships and collaborated with policymakers, national blindness organizations, and the cross-disability community on public policy priorities. He managed the NIB Advocates for Leadership and Employment Program, directly mentoring and training more than 50 grassroots employee advocates.

Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, got to know him during his 9 years with Verizon, where he served as a legislative analyst. Their paths crossed during the negotiations for the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).

In addition to his policy background, it is also important to mention that Clark is a competitive cyclist. He competed as recently as 2012 in the Paralympics.    

Clark holds bachelor of science degrees from Towson University in political science and economics, and currently lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife, Greta. His first day will be February 11th, and his email address will be

Please join us in welcoming Clark to the ACB team!