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Thorn Run Partners Government Relations Adds Senior Republican Lobbyist
Former senior aide to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith joins growing bipartisan firm as Senior Vice President
Thorn Run Partners announced today the addition of the newest member of its team, Jessie Howe Brairton. Founded in 2010, Thorn Run Partners has quickly grown from two to six senior level lobbyists.
Brairton will bring over 15 years of federal policy experience to Thorn Run Partners, as both a former staffer and lobbyist. On Capitol Hill, Brairton served House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) as a senior legislative assistant, where she advised the Congressman on legislative issues before the House Judiciary Committee including bankruptcy, telecommunications, intellectual property and terrorism.
Prior to joining Smith’s staff, she worked for the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, chaired at the time by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).
Most recently, Brairton was Director of Federal Government Affairs at Eli Lilly and Company. During her time at Lilly, she worked on health care reform, Medicare and Medicaid issues, and led the company’s outreach to the Indiana delegation.
Brairton started her career in government relations at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. At NFIB, she co-chaired the Small-Business Health Plan (SBHP) Coalition and developed lobbying, press and grassroots strategy.
Founded in January, 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andy 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 government relations firm with offices in Washington, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon. The firm draws its name from Rosenberg’s farm located in New Creek, West Virginia.
For more information on Thorn Run Partners, please visit www.thornrun.com.