1947 – 2014
Arnie Thomas was the Senior Vice President of CQ-Roll Call Group prior to starting A Thomas Group. Arnie began his career in education working with innovative federal projects and serving in administration. After joining LEGI-SLATE, the first online federal legislative tracking tool and a Washington Post subsidiary, in 1985, Arnie designed and ran several divisions, including the National Law Firm and Senate Divisions.
In 2000, he was instrumental in the design and growth of GalleryWatch, a web-based federal legislative service with advanced intelligence. In a few years, Arnie took the federal office at GalleryWatch from a new player in Washington DC to one of the key providers of legislative information to federal agencies, law & lobby firms, associations and corporate legislative offices. He was also known for his presentations on the legislative process and policy, national law firms; national conventions; and the British Library in London are but a few that have heard him speak. Arnie sat on the Executive Committee for CQ – Roll Call and worked with all client verticals including the Hill to advance the needs of clients and the Group alike.
Arnie was also well known and trusted for his ability to mentor and develop relationships. He was often asked to give talks on the art of relationship building.