Joe Sims joined Cornerstone with a wealth of experience in public and government affairs, particularly working with the energy industry in Mississippi. Prior to forming his firm, Pinnacle Consulting in 2007, he managed the US Oil and Gas Association, Mississippi/Alabama Division, in the state. The association’s membership is comprised of a cross-section of energy companies.
Joe’s experience includes providing public and government affairs representation for the some of the largest energy companies in the nation. He provides his clients with a strong and experienced advocate in the state legislative and regulatory arenas. In addition to his state experience and contacts, he maintains very good working relationships with the members and staff of the Mississippi congressional delegation.
Joe has a long record of working in a bipartisan manner to represent his clients’ interests. He has demonstrated his ability time and time again to build relationships and alliances that enable his clients to work effectively in state and local government, and to accomplish their business development goals. Throughout his career, he has been involved in regulatory and legislative successes that have facilitated significant economic and energy development.
He previously served as legislative chairman for Mississippians for Economic Progress (MFEP) during the historic 2002 Mississippi special session on tort reform. MFEP is a coalition of business, industry, and medical interests advocating civil justice reform.
Joe graduated from Mississippi State University in 1972 with a B. S. Degree in Business Management. He is a member of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, and he and his wife have three children, and one grandchild.