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Thorn Run Partners Elevates Michelle Fried Galvanek to Partner

January 12, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2021

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301,

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) ( announced today the elevation of Michelle Fried Galvanek to Partner in their Washington, DC office.  Most recently, Michelle served as Principal Policy Counsel at the firm.

Michelle has extensive experience as a health care policy and government/regulatory affairs professional who has a proven track record of devising and advancing strategies to achieve public policy goals.  She has 30 years of experience in various public and private sectors of health care. Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners in 2016, Michelle spent 25 years working in senior roles for some of the top pharmaceutical companies and healthcare trade associations in Washington, DC, including those representing health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals and physicians. 

Even though she is the firm’s 16th partner, Michelle Fried Galvanek has the distinction of becoming the first person promoted to partner from within Thorn Run’s Washington, DC office. (Three years ago, Elizabeth Remley was elevated to partner in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office.)

“We are thrilled to have Michelle join the partnership ranks at TRP,” said firm co-founder Andrew Rosenberg. “As our partners unanimously agreed, Michelle has earned this distinction by building an impressive roster of blue chip health care clients, providing amazing service for them all, all the while supporting her colleagues as a consummate team player.”

Michelle received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University and a law degree from Georgetown University. 

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.