Addison Pruitt

Director, Public Relations
Principal, Government Relations

Practice Areas

  • Budget & Tax
  • Business & Employment
  • Energy
  • Gaming
  • Social Justice
  • Communications
  • Creative Services
  • Digital Media & Advertising
  • Grassroots & Political Campaign Strategy
  • Public Affairs & Coalition Building

Boards & Affiliations

Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A. Marketing with concentration in Product & Brand Management

Addison Pruitt

Director, Public Relations
Principal, Government Relations

Addison is a Principal of Government Relations and Director of Public Relations at Compass Advocacy. Wearing both hats, Addison connects the dots between government advocacy and brand strategy, helping clients on projects ranging from lobbying to logo design.

Government Relations

Prior to joining Compass in 2021, he served as the Communications Specialist for the U.S. Architect of the Capitol’s historic Cannon Renewal Project, where he coordinated messaging and outreach initiatives to House Members, staff, and key congressional stakeholders.

Addison also spent three years in the Maryland General Assembly as Chief of Staff to Delegate Darryl Barnes, Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. In this role, he worked on legislation to improve equity, procurement, and funding opportunities for minority businesses and disadvantaged communities across the state of Maryland.

Public Relations

Aside from his political experience, Addison has helped several nonprofits and businesses in the Greater Washington Region, providing consulting services in branding, graphic design, website development, and multimedia. With a spirit for community and collaboration, he launched a creative pop-up event series in 2017 for young professionals to connect through arts and music.

Additional Background

Addison studied Marketing with a concentration in Product and Brand Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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