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Katy McDowell

Vice President

Katy McDowell joined Thorn Run Partners in 2021, bringing with her thirteen years of experience in state politics. Most recently, Katy served as the Operations Director of Government Relations at a respected Portland based law firm. Her professional background includes navigating all aspects of the Oregon lobbying and legislative process, with a focus on issues related to natural resources, transportation, business and labor, and technology.  

Katy has supported clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. Katy brings extensive experience to advance clients’ government relations needs, including coalition management, tracking legislation, and political action monitoring and reporting. She also has experience coordinating campaign coalitions for candidates and ballot measures.

Katy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University. An outdoor enthusiast and native Oregonian, in her free time Katy can be found exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with her family and two dogs.