Charlie Black honored for leadership by the Bryce Harlow Foundation


Prime Policy Group Chairman Charlie Black Honored for Outstanding Leadership in the Government Relations and Advocacy Industry

Black Presented Prestigious Bryce Harlow Foundation Award by Senator McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Prime Policy Group Chairman Charlie Black last night was honored for his years of outstanding leadership in the government relations and advocacy industry by the Bryce Harlow Foundation, which awarded him the prestigious 2013 Bryce Harlow Foundation Business-Government Relations Award. It is given annually to an accomplished leader in the professional advocacy community with a lifelong career of excellence in government relations. Charlie was joined in recognition by the evening’s other awardee, the Honorable Mark Warner, at the annual Bryce Harlow Awards Dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Accepting the award, Charlie said, “I am honored to have been selected to receive the Bryce Harlow Foundation’s Business-Government Relations Award. Fifty years ago Bryce Harlow set the gold standard for the proper characteristics of a good lobbyist. We still follow his example. This honor is not just for me, but for the dozens of top government relations professionals who have worked at Prime Policy Group and its predecessor firms, as well as our many great clients.” 

Charlie is known as one of America’s foremost Republican political strategists. As Chairman of Prime Policy Group he serves as a principal legislative and public affairs advisor to several Fortune 500 companies and trade associations and he leads Prime Policy Group client teams in several public policy disciplines. Charlie served as the senior political advisor to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. He also served as a principal public spokesman for President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 presidential campaign, and as a senior advisor to Presidents Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Senator John McCain presented Charlie with the Business-Government Relations Award. He introduced Charlie as a completely honest and straight forward person, and a great friend. “When I was thinking of running for Congress in 1981, Charlie was the first person I called for advice,” said McCain. “We have talked at least once a week for the last 31 years, sometimes three or four times a day depending on what’s going on.”

The Bryce Harlow Foundation ( is one of Washington’s most respected non-profit organizations, dedicated to promoting the highest standards within the government relations and advocacy industry and enhancing the quality of professional advocacy in public policy through education. The annual Bryce Harlow Awards Dinner brings together the lobbying and government relations community for an evening to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the Bryce Harlow Foundation’s two annual award recipients, the Bryce Harlow Award and the Business-Government Relations Award. Also during the evening, awardees and guests welcome the young professionals selected for the Bryce Harlow Fellowship Program into the business and government relations community.


Press coverage of Charlie’s being honored with the Bryce Harlow Foundation Business-Government Relations Award.

National Journal, "Prime Policy Group's Charlie Black Honored as Top Lobbyist in 2013." Read the story here

Politico Influence, “Lobbyist Prom Fetes Black, Warner.” Read the story here

Roll Call, Heard on the Hill, “Partisan Détente at Bryce Harlow Dinner.” Read the story here

The Hill, "McCain roasts lobbyist at awards dinner." Read the story here