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Sam Sims, APR, Fellow PRSA, Treasurer

Sam Sims has more than 20 years of public relations and marketing experience in architectural, engineering, energy, medical, science, automotive, technology, and arts industries where he has realized successes in strategic planning, communication, development, media relations and crisis situations.

Sims is a former PRSA Board member and has also served on the organization’s Technology, Governance and Strategic Planning committees. He is also the Past President of PRSA’s Oklahoma City Chapter.

In 2018, Sims founded the Sims Grp, a public relations, strategic communications, marketing and advertising agency. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Communications for Collision Works and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for US Fleet Tracking. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma.

Sims is a recipient of the Paul E. Dannelley Harmony Award for his commitment to positively impact and further the public relations industry. He was also named one of the “Achievers Under 40” by Journal Record magazine in 2007, one of the "Forty Under 40" by OKCBusiness in 2005 and selected “Outstanding Young Professional in Public Relations” in 2003.

As a featured speaker at conferences and association meetings for more than 20 years, Sim shares his knowledge of communications strategies and techniques within emerging technologies. He is committed to growing and developing his community, where he serves in leadership capacities among the board of directors for the United Way of Canadian County and Central Oklahoma Ballet. 

Sims is also a former board member for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Heartline, and a former marketing committee member for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and for the United Way of Central Oklahoma.