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October 07, 2014 18:15 ET

Three Arch Strategies Launches as Full-Service Public Affairs Firm

Principals Have Nearly 60 Years of Experience in Government Relations, Communications and Management in Oregon and D.C.

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - October 07, 2014) - Principals Jason Daughn, Josh Kardon and Lauren Rhoades Garrett announced today that they have formed Three Arch Strategies, a full-service public affairs firm in Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.

Three Arch Strategies will serve a diverse range of clients seeking to strategically engage in major policy debates, enhance their reputations and communicate effectively with the marketplace. Clients already working with the new firm include prominent health care, agriculture and conservation interests along with not-for-profit organizations and a leading business association.

"Oregon is a state that is playing an ever-larger role in national and regional debates, and each of us has enjoyed a successful career at the intersection of politics and policy in Oregon and Washington, D.C.," said Jason Daughn, Managing Principal. "We started this firm because we believe the combination of our talents, expertise and connections presents a unique value proposition to the marketplace and gives our clients the best possible shot at winning with the voices that count in Oregon." 

Managing Principal Jason Daughn brings two decades of executive-level leadership in both the public and private sectors to Three Arch Strategies and its clients. Prior to joining the company, Daughn served for eight years as vice president of government affairs for Cambia Health Solutions, a large health care concern with a broad portfolio of companies including the largest group of health insurance plans in the Northwest. Daughn also led a number of special corporate initiatives designed to build the company's name recognition and level of influence in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Cambia, Daughn served for nearly a decade as a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.

A 21-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Principal Josh Kardon has spent four years working in the private sector stitching together his knowledge of the Beltway with his on-the-ground experience in Pacific Northwest politics. As General Counsel to the prominent DC lobbying firm, Capitol Counsel, LLC, and as the President of his own public affairs and communications company in Oregon (whose clients will now be served by Three Arch Strategies), Kardon has built a track record of success serving clients with interests in both Washington, D.C., and Oregon. After developing his legislative and investigative skills working for then-Rep. Barbara Boxer and Rep. John Conyers, Kardon worked for Oregon's senior Senator Ron Wyden, whom he served as Chief of Staff for 17 years in both the House and the Senate. While working in Congress, Kardon developed a national reputation as a legislative strategist, helping move legislation in diverse issue areas including health, technology, natural resources, taxation, energy, financial services and trade. 

Principal Lauren Rhoades Garrett has over 15 years of public policy and government relations experience serving in a variety of strategic capacities including as a key member of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's legislative staff in Washington, D.C., as a Legislative Analyst for Continuum Health Partners in New York City, N.Y. and as In-House Counsel and Senior Lobbyist for the Oregon Health Care Association. Prior to joining Three Arch Strategies Garrett founded LRG Strategies, a full-service government relations agency serving clients in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Garrett is a licensed attorney and an active member of the Oregon State Bar.

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