Our RootsFrom its earliest beginnings as a collaboration between a former aide to the Democratic Senator Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts and a staffer to Republican Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee, Thorn Run Partners has been bipartisan in both spirit and in practice.
BipartisanIn the years since its launch, Thorn Run has built upon that initial bipartisan balance to create a firm that comprises a true mix of professionals from across the ideological spectrum — all committed to the shared mission of serving our clients. As a result, TRP has quickly emerged as a recognized leader among the next generation of government affairs firms.
ApproachBy incorporating traditional lobbying, deep policy expertise, and innovative communications capabilities in one fully- integrated, client-friendly platform, TRP approaches every challenge with a truly comprehensive arsenal of skills, strategies, and tactics. And at the end of the day, it’s all geared towards one measurable outcome: our clients' success.
How We Work
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thorn Run Partners is fully committed to providing an inclusive work environment for our employees that respects their unique differences, strengths, and needs.
While we are incredibly proud of the diverse team we have grown to become, as well as the mutual respect and support our firm culture engenders, we are conscious of the need to continually strive to improve at recruiting, fostering, and celebrating people with varied backgrounds and perspectives.
That said, in our business, diversity is not just important from the perspective of building strong firm morale, it is also an essential component in our client service. To be effective advocates for our clients, as well as to best represent their core values, we know that Thorn Run Partners has to put a team on the field that boasts individuals who bring a range of authentic insights, perspectives, and relationships.
This means having a truly integrated collection of people whose various opinions and ideas are valued and incorporated into our work.