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A Message from Advantus Strategies Founder and Chairman.

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Advantus Strategies was established 25 years ago to assist businesses and organizations with working more effectively with government. Our company and our team have grown since Advantus was founded. Our professional team is focused on delivering sustained client successes. Today, we are working in a complicated modern environment, ensuring that we are supporting our clients with secure technology, great flexibility, and a full team approach for every client. As you look to your future in Virginia, I trust that Advantus can be a valued part of your team.

Bud Oakey Advantus Strategies Founder and Chairman
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Kathy Burcher

Senior Director of Government Relations

Legislative Strategist | Local Government Advocacy | K-12 Education & Market Specialist | Budget Analyst & Advisor

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Robert G. Crockett

President and Managing Director

Regulatory | Energy and Environment | Legislative Economic Development | Local Government

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Lauren Gilbert

Government Relations Associate
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R. Ronald Jordan

Managing Director

Managing Partner | State Appropriations, Budget, and Tax Policy Specialist | Public Safety and Transportation Advisor

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Judy Marchand Hampton

Business Services Strategy Consultant
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Daniel G. "Bud" Oakey

Founder and Chairman

Information Technology | Business Development Consulting | Technology Strategic Planning | Aviation | Economic Development

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Kyle Shreve

Director of Government Relations 

Legislative | Regulatory | Energy and Environment | Economic Development

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Craig C. Whitham

Vice President Business Services

Government Procurement | Information Technology | Technology Consulting | Public Sector Sales Consulting 

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John Paul "JP" Woodley

Principal Environmental and Energy Practice Group

Regulatory | Energy and Environment | Water Resources Development | Mitigation Banking

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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