Rob Simms has over 20 years of experience advising candidates, campaign committees, corporations, and public affairs clients throughout the United States. Before founding Convergence, Rob served two historically successful terms with the NRCC, working as the Executive Director in the 2016 cycle and Political Director in 2014.
Since starting the firm, Rob has worked with a wide variety of clients across the country and internationally including campaigns for US Senate and Governor, independent expenditure units, SuperPACs, political committees and campaigns for state and local offices from Georgia to Alaska. In 2017, he acted as the general consultant and media strategist for Karen Handel’s campaign, which resulted in her historic win in the most expensive congressional race in US history. Rob has also advised Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, public affairs organizations and non-profits.
Previously, Rob was a partner at a public affairs firm and served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Shuster, as well as Deputy Secretary of State under Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. In that role, Rob oversaw the administration of the 2008 presidential elections and later testified before the US Senate on matters concerning voter fraud and Photo ID. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, George Mason University. He has also been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences, panels, and media-sponsored roundtables.
Rob is a lifelong fan of the Redskins, Bullets, Nationals, Capitals, Newcastle United, and DC United. He and his wife Cindy reside in Alexandria, Virginia with their son Jack and their mini-golden-doodle, Dutch.
Served two historically successful terms with the NRCC as Executive Director in the 2016 cycle and Political Director in 2014
Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Shuster
Owner of a public affairs and political consulting firm
Deputy Secretary of State under Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel
Oversaw the administration of the 2008 presidential elections and later testified before the U.S. Senate on matters concerning voter fraud and Photo ID