Laura M. Simmons

Senior Director for Government Relations

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Laura Simmons joined Williams & Jensen in 2018 as a Senior Director of Government Relations. Ms. Simmons
works variety of issues, including trade, health care, tax, and homeland security, and helps clients develop
and execute political strategies and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

Professional background

Prior to Williams & Jensen, Ms. Simmons was a Schedule C appointee at the Department of Homeland Security,
where she served as an Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, represented
DHS’ political and legislative priorities to members of Congress and their staff. She also worked with
presidential DHS nominees to assist them through the Senate confirmation process.

Ms. Simmons previously worked at Williams & Jensen as a Director of Government Relations, and as a Finance
Director at the Republican State Leadership Committee. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the
University of South Carolina.

Education

  • University of South Carolina, B.A. Political Science