So much of what we do is about building relationships and working with others to find the best, most impactful ways to help our clients reach their goals.
Senior State Associate Sherrie Sims excels at building those relationships, and our clients always know that they have a true professional on their side. She leads the way on identifying resources and funding sources and has helped secure millions of dollars for our clients through grants, appropriations and other avenues.
For more than a decade with G.S. Proctor & Associates, she has been an integral member of our team. We are so grateful for all of the ways that she makes us stronger. We hope you’ll read this brief Q&A to get to know Sherrie a little better — and make sure you say hello when you see her at the next legislative session.
How long have you worked for G.S. Proctor & Associates?
13 years (will be 14 years in November)
What gets you excited to start work each day?
Knowing that I have the ability and resources to make a difference or change an outcome that would solve a situation for our clients and affiliates.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
Each and every Maryland General Assembly 90-day session creates challenges, and I am most proud of working to achieve positive outcomes for those we represent. Whether it’s seeking funding, legislative support or opposition, or just creating new and lasting political relationships.
In your view, what makes G.S. Proctor & Associates such a successful firm?
G.S. Proctor is a successful firm due to Steve Proctor’s respected and dedicated leadership, along with his team approach vision to meet the needs of our clients. The company’s ability to grow as a team and make connections among business and political leaders, non-profits and the faith-based communities has contributed to our continued success, along with community engagements and philanthropy outreach efforts.
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
My favorite pastime outside of work is entertaining and socializing with family and friends, experiencing new adventures, caring for my elderly neighbors and relaxing when I can.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?
The best political advice given was “never to burn your bridges with people you meet.” The lesson was that you never know who you will need to rely on later down the road, because people recycle themselves in the political area over time.
What are you most looking forward to doing now that pandemic restrictions are easing?
I am looking forward to going to a good ole scream out loud concert, and what will seem like the first day in a new school: the opening of the 2022 Maryland General Legislative Session.