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Charles R. Black is Chairman of Prime Policy Group, and was the founder of the firm’s predecessor, BKSH & Associates Worldwide. Charlie is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading public affairs professionals. Serving as a principal legislative and public affairs advisor to several Fortune 500 companies and trade associations, he also leads Prime Policy Group client teams in several public policy disciplines.
Charlie played key roles in the presidential campaigns of President Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. He served as the senior political advisor and strategist to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
An attorney with more than forty years of experience in government, public affairs, and politics, Charlie has managed the successful elections of several U.S. Senators and Members of Congress.
Currently, Charlie serves on the boards of directors of the Fund for American Studies and the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation. He frequently appears as a guest to represent the Republican viewpoint on national network and cable television news shows. In 2010, Charlie was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2013, he received the Bryce Harlow Foundation Business-Government Award, the highest honor given to government relations professionals.
A native of North Carolina, Charlie is a member of the North Carolina Bar. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from American University. Charlie resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Judy.