Public Policy

Deep legislative, budgetary, and regulatory policy expertise working in your best interest.

Why have us as your Public Policy team?

We go beyond lobbying and also deliver a comprehensive public policy solution that sets clients up for success. Our extensive experience makes it possible to anticipate legislative or policy developments, allowing us to advise you on the best way to achieve your business or policy objective. Whether your goals are initiating or influencing legislation, monitoring, or protecting previous policy successes, we have relationships with state and local decision-makers, analysts, agency staff, board members, commissions, and other bodies that make public policy. If your interests require the development of legislation or items in the budget, we can provide drafting support and then shepherd it through the legislative process to a positive outcome.


How we help you navigate Virginia’s budget process.

  • Our comprehensive and ongoing budget analysis informs our strategic approach

  • We understand the ins and outs of Virginia’s budget, and the decision-making process of policymakers

  • Our relationships become your assets in the legislative, budgetary, and regulatory policy-making processes

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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