Chris Lamond

Founding Partner

Chris Lamond brings significant experience in developing, managing, and implementing 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 25 years of experience working for and with governmental entities.

Chris co-founded Thorn Run Partners in 2010, after a career on and off Capitol Hill. Chris’ 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.

In addition to his position as founding partner at Thorn Run, Chris continues to represent corporate, non-profit entities, and trade associations before Congress. Chris has been an advocate for causes and industries in various sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation, education and health care. Chris’ understanding of the legislative landscape and ability to create effective advocacy strategies have resulted in significant policy achievements for his clients. Beyond his work at Thorn Run, Chris is recognized as a thought leader and has contributed to industry publications, conferences, and panel discussions throughout the country.

Chris received a B.A. in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.