Elizabeth Remley joined Thorn Run Partners' Oregon practice in 2012 and brings considerable experience working with Oregon's state and local governments. Ms. Remley has represented corporations and nonprofits on a variety of policy issues, including economic development, environmental issues, healthcare, human services, land use, public infrastructure, state budgeting, taxes, technology and transportation.
Ms. Remley's previous work includes representing a major hospital and delivery network, a mid-sized health plan, and numerous land use, technology, public infrastructure and transportation clients. On behalf of her clients, she contributed to the creation of Oregon's health insurance exchange and helped establish the framework adopted to guide the state's health care transformation. She was actively involved in passing Governor John Kitzhaber's "Cool Schools" legislation, which established a funding mechanism for energy-efficient retrofits for public school buildings.
Ms. Remley came to Thorn Run Partners from Vox Public Relations Public Affairs, an Oregon-based communications firm, where she headed the state lobby practice. She began her career with CFM Strategic Communications, a Portland-based public affairs and public relations firm, where she managed legislation, rulemaking, and reputation- and relationship-building duties for numerous clients.
Ms. Remley holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Oregon. She volunteers as the director of communications for the nonprofit academic mentoring program Minds Matter of Portland, where she also served as a mentor for three years.