Does your path to success go through Virginia government?

Our clients do business with government. We make it easier!

Advantus Strategies is a team of experts with varying specialties all focused on one goal—making it easier for organizations to do business with government. We understand all the complexities and intricacies of working with state agencies and state and local government, creating a clear and strategic path to achieving your goals.

How our areas of expertise benefit you and your organization.

Business Services

  • Ensuring your product or service is attractive to government agencies

  • Making the government technology procurement process easier and more efficient

  • Expanding opportunities to succeed through government technology contracting

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Public Policy

  • Advocating for and ensuring policies that are favorable to your interests

  • Comprehensive budget analysis while ensuring your priorities are represented

  • Achieving your goals through strategic government relations practices and the legislative process

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Local & Regulatory

  • Leveraging experience with regulatory agencies to support project development

  • Engaging all levels of government to advance projects

  • Advocating on behalf of clients regarding complicated energy, natural resource, and environmental matters in the General Assembly
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Our approach

A team of specialists creating customized solutions for every level of Virginia government.

There is never an easy path for navigating the nuances of doing business with Virginia government. We approach every challenge by listening to and understanding the short and long-term objectives of each client. The Advantus team then works together as a cohesive unit to tap our diverse expertise to arrive at success in the most efficient way possible.


Our clients

The types of clients Advantus helps most.

  • Fortune 500 companies, businesses, and corporations
  • Privately held corporate entities businesses
  • Local governments
  • Regional public service entities
  • School divisions
  • Service industries
  • Issue-specific interest groups
  • Trade associations

Latest news and success stories

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Advantus Strategies Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

RICHMOND, VA (May 22): On Wednesday, May 22, Advantus Strategies celebrated 25 years of business.

“We began Advantus focused on providing support to clients who do business with government, whether that’s providing business to government sales support, legislative advocacy, regulatory advice and counsel, or on essential functions of government like education, transportation or land use,” said Daniel G. ‘Bud’ Oakey, Founder and Chair for the company.

“The evolution of our company doesn’t happen without an experienced and dedicated team to provide service to our clients with integrity and a passion for succeeding on their behalf,” said Robert G. Crockett, President of Advantus for the last 14 years.

“Advantus is a regular fixture on important matters for Virginia’s General Assembly. I think we are respected for the way we conduct our business and our knowledge on issues of critical importance to our clients,” said Kathy Burcher, Vice President of Government Relations.

Advantus, which operates as private company in Richmond, celebrated its anniversary with client representatives – past and current and former and current team members. For more information about Advantus, click here.


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Lauren Gilbert joins Advantus Strategies Government Affairs Team

Advantus Strategies, a Richmond-based consulting firm specializing in government relations, business development and environment and natural resource matters, has strengthened its government affairs team with the addition of Lauren Gilbert as Government Relations Associate.

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