Arunas established one of the most successful public relations firms in Lithuania in 2000 and joined the FIPRA Network in June 2013. Arunas is focused on energy, health, environment, IT and financial issues, undertaking work at all levels of government. Between 1997-1998 Arunas was a senior advisor in the election campaign of President Valdas Adamkus and organized his Inauguration ceremonies. Arunas came to Lithuania in 1993 as Country Manager for KPMG’s privatization consultancy. From 1988-1993, Arunas worked in the United States, in the White House and State Department of the administration of President George Bush Snr. on Human Rights. Arunas is involved in various charity and volunteer activities and is a Member of the Board for many organizations including the ISM Economics and Management University, First Lady Alma Adamkus (Children’s) Charity and Support Fund, the Lithuanian Catholic Association Ateitis Foundation, the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, and Transparency International Lithuania. Arunas has a BA in Political Science and in the Russian Language (1982) from Northwestern University (Chicago), and an MS in Financial Accounting (1989) from Georgetown University (Washington, DC). A US citizen with permanent Lithuanian residency, Arunas has worked in Lithuania for over 20 years and speaks Lithuanian, English, French, and Russian.