Taylor Sims is an Associate at Texas Star Alliance. Taylor has worked the last decade in Texas politics, policy, and private sector advocacy, business management and strategy development roles. She started her career in the Texas Capitol serving a State Representative and then in the Executive Office of House Speaker Joe Straus.
Following her time in the Texas Capitol, Taylor sharpened her policy and politics experience in the private sector, specializing in healthcare reimbursement, regulatory and legislative affairs. As the Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives for a large national provider of post-acute healthcare services, she advised leadership regarding the effects of legislative and regulatory proposals in Texas and Washington DC, directed grassroots advocacy and fundraising, and coordinated legislative communication and issue resolution.
Most recently, Taylor served as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for a Texas healthcare provider supporting the acquisition and development of new facilities along with the overall corporate growth strategy, leading strategic business development, contracting, and managing government and association relations on behalf of the organization.
In her current role, Taylor leads and supports policy efforts on behalf of a significant docket of clients in policy areas including healthcare, public education, higher education, energy, transportation, and appropriations. She has successfully managed clients’ bills through the legislative process, coordinating directly with elected officials and legislative staff, and then working with regulators through implementation processes.
In her personal life, Taylor has been a member of the Anti-Defamation League, participating in the Glass Leadership Institute, a program designed to cultivate effective leaders and advocates on behalf of the mission to defend democratic ideals and protect civil rights for all. In addition, she has served as a Co-Chair of the Maverick PAC that works to engage new generations in politics. Taylor is originally from San Antonio, Texas, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and a proud member of the Texas Exes.