About Us

WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF BUILDING BUSINESS

ThomasRiley Strategies, LLC is a firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Maryland and South Carolina. Fundamentally, our business model is to identify unique opportunities, resolve growth challenges and provide sound solutions to support our clients’ short and long-term business goals.

Principals of ThomasRiley Strategies currently represent or have previously represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local municipalities and non-profit organizations.

Our distinguished business and legal strategies have given us the opportunity to work alongside a wide scope of industries, including defense, energy, healthcare, international trade, telecommunications and more.

ThomasRiley Strategies is honored to have collaborated with notable agencies such as:

  • The White House

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • U.S. Department of Defense

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • United States Congress

  • NASA

Ronald F. Thomas, II

Ronald F. Thomas, II is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the Managing Principal of ThomasRiley Strategies, LLC a company specializing in the marketing consulting, strategic partnerships, healthcare industry and information technology. Mr. Thomas leveraged his expertise in leadership, legislative affairs, and strategic planning to build the practice into one that represents Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, healthcare organizations, and municipalities. Over the course of his career, Mr. Thomas has developed successful business relationships with corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Salesforce.com, EBay, Comcast, and Capital One to name a few.

As a former officer in the U.S. Army, Mr. Thomas has a deep personal and professional commitment to our nation’s veterans. In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed him to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs and the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning. The appointment was recognition for his past success in crisis management, budget development, and policy implementation for the Department of Veteran Affairs. In 2008, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, James B. Peake appointed him to the department’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Veterans and Families. Mr. Thomas developed recommendations on how to improve benefits and services for veterans and their families. In the legal arena, he instituted a nationally recognized veteran’s law practice at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough.

Mr. Thomas has served on numerous boards and government commissions that include:

  • Board of Directors, America’s Warrior Partnership, 2016-present

  • Advisory Board Member, ViiMed, 2015-present

  • Governor’s appointee, Maryland Board of Racing, 2016-present

  • Advisory Board Member, FedBid, 2013-2015

  • Governor’s Commission on Management, Accountability, and Performance in South Carolina

  • Trustee, National Coalition for Black Civic Participation

  • Fellow, Center for Infrastructure Protection, George Mason University School of Law

  • Trustee, Columbia Urban League

  • Trustee, Institute for Responsible Citizenship

  • Governor’s Appointee, South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

Mr. Thomas has a history of leadership in the Republican Party. As Political Director, he was instrumental in GOP victories in 8 out of 10 statewide contests in 2002.

He then served as the 2nd Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party and as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention. Mr. Thomas provides political commentary on MSNBC, BET, national radio programs, and print publications. The National Urban League also selected him as a featured speaker because of his expertise on issues impacting small business.

On a personal level, Mr. Thomas is very passionate about his family and football. He is married with four daughters. Mr. Thomas was a letterman on the most winningest team in Army history. Most importantly, he never lost a game to Navy during his college football career.