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Thorn Run Elevates Chas Thomas to Partner

January 10, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 10, 2022

Contact: Chris Lamond, (202) 641-0044,

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) ( announced today the elevation of Chas Thomas to Partner in their Washington, DC office.  Most recently, Chas served as Senior Vice President at the firm.

Chas joined Thorn Run Partners in July of 2017 after spending four years on Capitol Hill. At TRP, Chas has become an indispensable member of the firm’s Financial Services and Appropriations practices and has become a trusted leader on many of the firm’s most valued client accounts.

Previously, while on Capitol Hill, Chas focused in the areas of financial services, telecommunications, energy, natural resources, budget, tax, and education. He served on the campaigns of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC) before beginning his career on Capitol Hill for Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC). While with Pittenger, he served as the Congressman’s Senior Legislative Assistant and lead staff liaison to the House Financial Services Committee, including Monetary Policy & Trade, Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit, and Terrorism & Illicit Finance Subcommittees.

“We are thrilled to have Chas join the partnership ranks at TRP,” said firm co-founder Chris Lamond. “As our partners unanimously agreed, Chas has earned this distinction by building an impressive roster of blue-chip clients and providing outstanding service to them all, all the while supporting his colleagues as a consummate team player.”

Partner Jason Rosenstock who guides the firm’s Financial Services practice added, “Chas has been a key player in helping to build the firm’s Financial Services expertise.  He is a consummate professional whose relationships extend to both sides of the aisle.  This is a well-earned recognition, and we look forward to continuing to grow the practice with our new partner.” 

Mr. Thomas grew up in Greenville, SC and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Public Relations.

About Thorn Run Partners

Founded in January 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andrew Rosenberg and Chris Lamond, who previously served as staffers to Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Fred Thompson (R-TN), respectively, Thorn Run Partners is a full-service, 34-person government relations, policy and strategic communications firm with offices in Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles. It has been recognized as a Top 20 lobbying firm by respected publications including Politico, Roll Call, the HillCongressional Quarterly, and Bloomberg that ranks among the nation’s most creative and effective government relations companies.