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.

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 local 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 increase 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 affordable and high-quality healthcare, disease awareness; leveraging resources for environmental and science education programs; and supporting economic revitalization in areas of high poverty and low unemployment. 

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.  In part, these activities led to the formation of CB Anderson Partners, LLC, where Charmayne supports the mission of nonprofits and public agencies by consulting in public policy and advocacy, strategic planning and resource development.

Her government affairs career began working at The Ferguson Group, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based government affairs firm. During her tenure at the firm, Charmayne managed a client portfolio of local governments and nonprofits providing lobbying services to support their goals and objectives. She also served on the firm’s Budget Committee and led the Local Government Practice Group. Her work experiences also include serving as staff assistant on a U.S. House of Representatives Committee that had 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.