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APS & Associates delivers content, tactics, and strategic counsel for the public affairs sector.

Since its founding, APS has quickly gained a reputation as trusted advisors for equity-centered political candidates, private, government, philanthropy and grassroots organizations

About Us

APS is a full-service public affairs firm working with elected officials, corporations, non-profits, and communities to deliver positive social impact and equitable outcomes, locally and nationally. Our expert strategists make progressive change more accessible by supporting our clients with a range of services including communications, lobbying, research, outreach, campaign management and more. Our work leads to pivotal investments, job creation and policy changes that improve the opportunities available to underserved communities.

Using a research based approach, we leverage our experience as organizers, former governmental officials, and community leaders to deliver content, tactics and strategic counsel that makes it easier for our clients to navigate uncertainty, create change and execute strategically.

APS’ mission is to create progressive movement towards a more equitable society for all. We do this by helping leaders, communities, governments and organizations build authentic relationships, actionable strategy, and measurable social impact leading to more equitable outcomes in underserved communities.

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Our Team


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Alex P. Sims-Jones

Executive Vice President

Rachel F. Hoge

Vice President, Communications

Mary Datcher

Vice President, External Affairs

Lamar C. Brown


James Williams

Finance Advisor

Ebonee Dawson

Senior Associate, Engagement 

Jarae Hines

Associate, Communications 

Brionna Poole

Senior Associate, Political

Nick Ramos

Senior Associate, Policy & Research

Beatrice Beirne


Allison Hunt


Olivia Orren


Avarie Evans-Allen

Executive Assistant

Tasia Clark

Project Manager

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Karla Slatter

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