Thomas R. Donnelly, Jr.Jefferson Government Relations - Biographies
...Thomas R. Donnelly, Jr.Principal Phone: 202-626-8508Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
...Thomas Donnelly Jr. is a founding partner and principal.He
has more than thirty years of experience in policy management, political analysis and congressional relations. Mr. Donnelly was a Senior Executive and Shareholder of The Jefferson Group, Inc., the predecessor to Jefferson Government Relations, LLC (Jefferson).Prior to joining the firm, he served for eight years as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pagonis & Donnelly Group, a Washington-based government relations firm.
Earlier, Mr. Donnelly
served more than four years as a senior official in the Reagan-Bush
Administration.As Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
in the White House, he
carried principal responsibility for the President's legislative priorities in health, environment, space/science, education, crime and energy. From 1981-1983, Mr. Donnelly served as Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services.
As chief liaison to Congress, Mr. Donnelly
oversaw major renovation of statutes governing Social Security, Medicare, hospital reimbursement and social policy.He
also served as Acting Secretary of the Department of HHS
, providing leadership during the transition between Secretary Richard S. Schweiker and Secretary Margaret M. Heckler.Before joining the Reagan-Bush Administration, Mr. Donnelly served for seven years as managing partner of Louis C. Kramp and Associates, a Washington-based government relations counseling firm.Earlier he was an adviser to the President's Cost of Living Council and the Office of Economic Opportunity. Previously, Mr. Donnelly was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the United States Jaycees, in the national headquarters at Tulsa, Oklahoma.He came to Washington to serve as Executive Vice President of the National Center for Voluntary Action.Mr. Donnelly received a BSE degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.He
has undertaken graduate study in business administration at the University of Pittsburgh