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ThomasRiley Strategies, LLC is a firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Maryland and South Carolina. We provide clients with assistance in business development, government grants and contracts, federal marketing and government compliance, among other services. We are celebrated for our competitive fee structure that offers clients the cost-effective business practice and policy solutions combined with the nimbleness of a local firm.

Principals of ThomasRiley Strategies currently represent or have previously represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to 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 experience including agencies such as:

  • The White House
  • United States Congress
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • NASA

Managing principal Ronald F. Thomas, II was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2008, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake appointed Mr. Thomas to the Department’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) Veterans and Families. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the University of South Carolina School of Law.


Ronald F. Thomas, II

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Mr. Ronald F. Thomas, II (J.D. University of South Carolina, B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point) founded and is the Managing Principal at ThomasRiley Strategies, LLC, a company that specializes in consulting, lobbying, 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. He developed enduring business relationships with Lockheed Martin, EBay, Comcast, Capital One, and the Kingdom of Morocco over the course of his career.

As a former officer in the U.S. Army, Mr. Thomas has a deep personal and professional commitment to this 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 based on his work 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 in print publications. The National Urban League also selected him as a featured speaker because of his expertise on issues that impact small business.

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


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