About Us

Virginia-based Consulting and Government Affairs Firm

Principle Advantage Government Relations Group is a Virginia-based consulting and government affairs firm located in Hampton Roads. We’ve managed projects that extend across the Commonwealth.

Offering clients a broad range of expertise in government relations, public affairs, lobbying, business development, and outreach including grassroots and grasstops, this SWaM certified corporation maintains a high level of excellence and in representing our clients.

Our Advantage

Principle Advantage brings experience and capabilities to the table that sets us apart from our competitors. We have years of experience working with many clients, including municipalities, associations, and businesses on state legislative issues both during the General Assembly Session and during the interim.

Unlike many large practices with government relations divisions, we are a smaller firm that emphasizes personal attention to our clients and their needs. Since our inception, Principle Advantage has developed a reputation for excellence, effectiveness and success for our clients.

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Angie Bezik

Angie is President and CEO of Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, LLC, which she originally founded in 2009 after serving as the managing director for the Hampton Roads office of a highly regarded government affairs/lobbying firm. As a lobbyist and consultant, Angie develops successful strategies for legislation, budget items and project coordination with an array of clients at the state and local level. Additionally, she collaborates and builds coalitions and teams with other lobbying groups and stakeholders, which spans local government, business and private organizations.

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Testimonials

“Principle Advantage had the ability and exposure to ensure we were fully aware of every issue throughout Virginia and in the local community that impacted the business strategy.”
– Neil Rondorf, SAIC

“In Richmond I saw this team at work, and they were doing a superb job. They got me where I needed to be and in front of the right people at the right time. I was briefed appropriately for the people I was meeting with and they were backing me up as to the comments I was making on behalf of the City.”
–Will Sessoms, Mayor of Virginia Beach

“We (the Virginia Autism Project) were told by leadership in the House of Delegates and Senate that it would take 5-7 years to pass the legislation we were seeking. We were able have the Governor sign our law after 3 years of work by Principle Advantage. Once Principle Advantage came on-board, they provided the direction, guidance and sheer hard work to master our issue and build the support in the legislature for our very controversial bill. They never stopped working for us and it was this determination that took us over the goal line.”
– Teresa Champion, President, Virginia Autism Project

“I have worked with Principle Advantage both as part of project teams and when they were representing clients before my organization. They have always listened carefully to input, been very prepared, been very effective at opening doors of and bringing their client’s message to key decision makers, delivered on time, and have been a joy to work with.”
– Steve Walz, former Director, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

“The Council for Certified Virginia Interior Designers (CCVID), advocates and defends the rights of Certified Interior Designers (CIDs) in Virginia to practice their profession while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Just before the 2012 General Assembly Session, CCVID became aware of an initiative by the “Governor’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring” to “de-certify” Certified Interior Designers in Virginia. This effort would destroy the ability of Virginia Certified Interior Designers by rendering them unable to work on federal, state, and municipal projects without oversight by other disciplines.

CCVID retained Angie Bezik of Principle Advantage to work closely with CCVID leadership and members to develop and implement a robust strategy of outreach and lobbying. She quickly learned our issue and advised on, and implemented a grassroots campaign that engaged Certified Interior Designers from around the state. Additionally, she advised and assisted with the creation of materials and directed our outreach to the Governor’s Administration, key members in the House of Delegates, Senate of Virginia and appropriate staff.

With Angie’s guidance and relationships with decision makers, we had a very successful outcome for CCVID and for many small businesses in Virginia.”
– Kim Schoenadel, President & CEO of KSA Interiors, Executive Director of CCVID

Memberships

Principle Advantage is a member of some of the most prestigious and well-connected organizations in Virginia. Some of our memberships include:

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
HRBizPAC
Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)
Virginia Maritime Association
Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Virginia State Chamber of Commerce