The Petrizzo Group is a bipartisan government relations, strategic communications and business development consulting firm with a proven record of accomplishment in helping clients achieve their goals. In our view, success is the only option - our clients have too much at stake. We help our clients achieve success through superior strategic counsel, powerful and effective campaigns, flawless execution, and unparalleled client service. We set our standards higher than any other organization to ensure we bring the creativity, intelligence, implementation, and commitment to excellence that are paramount to winning.
We provide the highest level of individualized service based on a commitment to integrity and ethical conduct as well as achieving outcomes that improve the bottom-line. The principals in our firm maintain an exceptional network of personal relationships with lawmakers and their staffs, coupled with strategic experience in influencing federal policy and legislation.
President and CEO
Bess Hughes serves as a Director at The Petrizzo Group specializing in government relations and political affairs before the Administration and among Republican House and Senate Conferences. She works with the firm's clients to advance their agendas by positioning and expanding their presence in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the firm, Bess was a Vice President at a top Republican fundraising and political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. In that role, she played a critical part in the successful re-elections of several sitting U.S. Senators. Bess worked closely with Members and their senior staff to manage, develop and build key relationships through private sector outreach. She has extensive professional relationships with association heads, Administration officials and Republican Members of Congress in both Chambers. Her political acumen and experience with the inner workings of Congress throughout challenging election cycles allows Bess to deliver results under any circumstances.
Bess works with clients to develop and implement comprehensive political and public policy strategies, provide insightful reporting on legislative issues, and build meaningful relationships with Members of Congress, their staffs and other government officials.
Bess started her career in politics at a global public affairs firm headquartered in the Beltway. A Chicago native, Bess holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri. She now lives in Kalorama with her Saint Bernard, Ella.