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Sam Sims, APR, Fellow PRSA, Secretary

Sam Sims, APR, Fellow PRSA, has more than 25 years of PR 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. 

In 2018 he launched Sims Group LLC, which builds a community where communicators and marketers provide results by leading through the strategic communication foundations and nuances for the betterment of its clients. 

Treasurer on the 2023 PRSA Board of Directors in 2023, Sims previously served on PRSA’s Governance, Strategic Planning and Technology committees, and is a Past Chair of its Southwest District and Past President of the Oklahoma City Chapter. He was inducted into PRSA’s College of Fellows in 2021, and received his APR in 2005.

Sims was named to 405 Business’s inaugural “Most Influential Executives” list in 2023, and is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Paul E. Dannelley Harmony Award. He was also named one of the “Achievers Under 40” by the Journal Record newspaper in 2007, one of the "Forty Under 40" by OKCBusiness in 2005, and selected “Outstanding Young Professional in Public Relations” in 2003.

Sims is an adjunct instructor for the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and serves in leadership capacities among the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Oklahoma and Canadian County, Central Oklahoma Ballet, and State Capital Publishing Museum. He is also a former board member for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Heartline.