CHARMAYNE ANDERSON

Principal and Founder

For over 20 years, Charmayne Anderson has served the public sector and nonprofit organizations in government affairs and advocacy, centering her efforts on the health and well-being of individuals and creating sustainable communities that thrive.


Working with local communities, Charmayne develops and executes policy and funding strategies to influence legislation and agency actions that address critical infrastructure needs, service delivery and the quality of life of their constituencies. She is also experienced in targeted regulatory representation before federal agencies. Her efforts have led to the development of water and transportation infrastructure to support growing communities, resources for first responders, creation of education and job opportunities for disadvantaged youth, and increases in affordable housing options for those in need.


Charmayne also brings a unique capability of engaging nonprofit organizations in the public policy process, developing and implementing awareness initiatives, enhancing partnerships with policymakers, and building networks with national associations and other constituencies. Her work experiences include increasing access to healthcare, life-threatening disease awareness, prevention and testing; leveraging resources for environmental and science education programs; and supporting economic revitalization in areas of high poverty and low unemployment by securing grants and enhancing collaborative partnerships. Her advocacy work has supported the missions of Allergy & Asthma Network, Lung Cancer Alliance, Magic Johnson Foundation, African-American Male Achievers Network and the Energy Coalition to name a few.


Charmayne began her government affairs career working as an Associate at The Ferguson Group, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based government affairs firm. During her tenure at the firm, she was promoted to senior level positions including Managing Partner, where she managed a client portfolio of local governments and nonprofits. She also served on the firm’s Budget Committee and led the Local Government Practice Group. Prior to working in the private sector, she served as a staff assistant on a U.S. House of Representatives Committee with jurisdiction over immigration, transportation and agricultural issues.


Charmayne received her B.A. in Government and Politics, and her M.P.A. with a concentration in policy from George Mason University. She also brings her passion and expertise to organizations that make a difference in the lives of children as a volunteer and actively participates in charitable events as a member of the Washington Redskin Cheerleader Alumni. She is also a member of various professional organizations in the Washington D.C. region.