Chris Lamond brings significant experience in developing, implementing and managing government relations strategies to Thorn Run Partners. Mr. Lamond has built a career representing clients before federal, state and local governments and brings to Thorn Run more than 20 years of experience working for and with governmental entities.
Mr. Lamond founded Thorn Run Partners in 2010 after seven years with Ogilvy Government Relations, where he served as Senior Vice President. Mr. Lamond started his career in governmental relations at Cassidy & Associates, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. In the private sector, Mr. Lamond has gained considerable experience and recognition working on a wide variety of issues before the federal government on behalf of corporations, associations and not-for-profit entities and has a strong focus on higher education and financial services issues.
Mr. Lamond's government experience includes working for U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Mr. Lamond joined Senator Thompson in 1994 and served on the Senator's personal staff in a number of legislative roles before moving to the Committee on Governmental Affairs when Senator Thompson became committee chairman in 1997.
In 2008, Mr. Lamond also served as an advisor to the Fred Thompson for President campaign and continues to work in a number of unofficial roles for federal and state candidates around the country.
Mr. Lamond received a B.A. in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Lamond lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and two children.