Health and Tax Policy Firm Sims Strategies Launches; Announces the Addition of Ted Prettyman as Director


Contact: Michaela Sims, 202-503-8832

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sims Strategies, a boutique government relations firm led by Michaela Sims, President, is pleased to announce its launch with the registration of five clients: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, GlaxoSmithKline, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, and WellCare.

Sims Strategies specializes in health and tax policy. Serving as President is Michaela Sims, a 20-year veteran in the government affairs arena, including ten years as counsel and legislative director in the U.S. Senate and ten years as a consultant to multiple organizational interests. Named one of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists in 2016, Sims is known for her keen insight and ability to create successful strategies that achieve desired results.

In addition, Sims Strategies is pleased to announce that Ted Prettyman has joined the firm as Director. Prettyman comes to the firm with experience both on Capitol Hill and in the lobbying world. Prettyman served on the staff of Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and supported his work on the Senate Finance Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on which Senator Carper served as Chairman. In the lobbying world, Prettyman has worked to provide research and analysis on political and policy issues to clients.

Sims said, “I am really excited to be working with such esteemed clients, especially at a time when the policy agenda in Washington is so robust, and I’m equally thrilled to have Ted on my team. Ted and I are problem solvers by nature who appreciate the importance of clear communication – both with clients and in advocating for their interests – and are eager to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

Sims continues to lead Creighton University School of Law’s Government Organization and Leadership (GOAL) Program in Washington, DC. Learn more about Michaela, Ted and Sims Strategies at