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Shea McCarthy

Vice President


Shea McCarthy provides Thorn Run’s clients with deep analysis and a keen understanding of federal healthcare policy. As a Vice President and manager of the firm’s DC-based health policy practice, Mr. McCarthy spearheads production for a wide-ranging scope of deliverables, including daily policy updates, ongoing monitoring of key Congressional committees and floor action, regulatory coverage of over a dozen federal agencies, analysis of MedPAC and MACPAC deliberations, and more.

Mr. McCarthy also offers the firm’s clients a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, media, and advocacy.  In a top political appointment, he worked as a Fellow with the Digital Events team for Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, including deployment to a number of key swing states.  Ahead of that campaign, he was tapped by the RNC for the Professional Resource Team at the Republican National Convention.  Mr. McCarthy has also served as Digital Director for a highly-competitive Maryland congressional race, where he offered expertise in developing the campaign’s policy platform and official campaign website.

Prior to joining Thorn Run, Mr. McCarthy served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for an international trade association — the International Packaged Ice Association (IPIA) — where he focused on healthcare and food safety policy. He previously served in the office of Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO), where he conducted legislative research and drafted correspondence as an aide to senior staff.

Mr. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in both Economics and Computer Applications.  While at Notre Dame, he served as president of the Economics Club and as a member of the Economic Honors Society.