TRP’s Shea McCarthy Quoted in Inside Health Policy on HHS’ Decision to Embrace ‘Silver-Loading’

In an Inside Health Policy article published on Wednesday, June 6, Thorn Run Partner’s Vice President Shea McCarthy discussed HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s recent indication that the HHS will not block “silver-loading” of insurance plans for 2019. As Mr. McCarthy explained, “while the Trump administration’s approach to ACA implementation has led many advocates to embrace the notion that HHS would seek to undermine Obamacare at all costs, Secretary Azar’s decision to embrace the practice of ‘silver-loading’ sends a slightly different signal.” As he pointed out further, the administration likely recognizes the political implications of significant premium increases coming during the height of election season, and may be sensitive to the fact that they could invite further scrutiny by taking additional steps that would increase costs.


Santa Maria Times: Local Officials Credit TRP’s Greg Burns with Securing Federal Funding

A new article from the Santa Maria Times highlights the work of Thorn Run’s Greg Burns in securing federal funding to support community projects. The article touts Burns' work in representing the city of Santa Maria, crediting him for his efforts on issues including water resources, transportation and infrastructure, and public safety. “City officials credit [Greg] Burns with helping secure federal funding for community projects like the rehabilitation of the Santa Maria River Levee, which provides flood protection and relief from flood insurance premiums for more than half of the city,” the author writes.  “Other projects include construction of the Santa Maria Public Library and Santa Maria Area Transit Center.”


Thorn Run Promotes Elizabeth Remley to Partner

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dan Bates, (503) 927-2032

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) announced today the promotion of Elizabeth Remley to Partner.   Remley is part of the firm’s Portland, OR office where she has led state legislative efforts for numerous firm clients since 2012.  Remley specializes in Oregon government relations services with well over a decade of deep relationships in the Legislative and Executive Branches. 


Politico Influence: Thorn Run Partners Adds Jim Davenport

Yesterday's Politico Influence newsletter — the leading government relations beat in Washington, D.C. — covered the addition of Thorn Run's newest partner Jim Davenport. In an interview with Politico, Davenport complimented TRP's "very innovative" strategic communications practive TRP Engage, and also touted the firm's health care and financial services practices. Prior to joining Thorn Run, Davenport was a managing partner at Alcade & Fay where he represented cities, counties, school districts, airports, navigation districts and independent tax authorities.


Jim Davenport Joins Thorn Run Partners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) announced today the addition of Jim Davenport as Partner in their Washington, DC office. Davenport comes to Thorn Run from Alcalde & Fay, where he specialized in representing local governments and other public entities for over 18 years. Davenport’s addition to Thorn Run follows the recent addition of Partner Greg Burns and Vice President Mary Scott Hardwick, both of whom brought a strong pedigree in representing local governments in Washington.


Politico Influence: Thorn Run Snags Two From Van Scoyoc

In today's Politico Influence newsletter — the leading government relations beat in Washington D.C. —  Thorn Run Partners was cited following addition of Greg Burns and Mary Scott Hardwick.  Burns joins TRP as a partner, and Hardwick will work as a Vice President.  "Coupled with the considerable local government work our Portland office already performs under the stewardship of our partner Dan Bates, these two new colleagues are going to supercharge that practice and add a real spark to our firm," stated TRP co-founding partner Chris Lamond. 


Politico Influence: Thorn Run Partners Adds Health Care Veteran

In today's Politico Influence newsletter — the leading government relations beat in Washington D.C. —  Thorn Run Partners was cited following addition of Andrea Maresca to its elite health care practice. Maresca, a former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official, joined TRP as senior vice president for health policy. In a brief interview with Politico Influence, Maresca noted that her role includes analyzing health care policy and “reading the tea leaves on where the administration is heading on a number of issues that are important to Thorn Run’s clients.”


Politico Pulse: Andrea Maresca joins Thorn Run Partners

Today's Politico Pulse  newsletter — a leading health policy beat in Washington D.C. — featured an excerpt on Andrea Maresca, the newest addition to Thorn Run Partners' elite health policy team. Maresca, who joins TRP as a Senior Vice President, worked most recently at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services  as a special assistant and adviser to the deputy administrator. She also worked in the office of legislation and previously spent nearly a decade at the National Association of Medicaid Directors and National Governors Association. “We are thrilled to add to Andrea to our expanding health policy team,” stated TRP co-founding partner Andrew Rosenberg. “Both in terms of intellect and reputation, Andrea cements TRP Health Policy’s place among the city’s elite health policy practices and brings a level of expertise that our clients won’t ever find anywhere else.”


Andrea Maresca, MPH Joins Thorn Run Partners as Senior Vice President for Health Policy

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2018 

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) announced today the addition of health policy expert Andrea Maresca as Senior Vice President. A veteran regulator, analyst, and advisor with over 15 years of policymaking experience in both government and non-government roles, Ms. Maresca maintains a deep reservoir of strong relationships and an unsurpassed knowledge of federal health policy issues, with a particular expertise in Medicaid.