Capitol Resources entered the Peach State in 2013 by partnering with the reputable ConnectSouth. As one of Georgia’s leading lobbying and public affairs firms, this partnership allows Capitol Resources to continue to deliver boots-on-the ground service across the South. Capitol Resources further expanded its Georgia presence in 2018 with the hiring of John Simpson, a seasoned communicator and telecom expert with a knack for shaping the public narrative. Simpson understands the intersection of policy, politics and messaging at an impressive level and has spearheaded public affairs campaigns for some of country’s largest businesses and trade associations. Our professional experience within the Georgia political sphere guides our clients through the complexities and challenges of Georgia governmental affairs.
John Simpson is a highly-seasoned government relations and communications professional with more than fifteen years of experience. John represents clients before state and federal legislators and regulators where he provides strategic communications and public affairs advice, creates and manages effective coalitions and develops innovative media strategies. John has also built unique knowledge and insight into the workings of government and the intersection of business and politics. He has spearheaded successful public affairs campaigns in some of the country’s largest, most high-profile mergers and acquisitions involving companies such as Sinclair Broadcasting Group-Tribune Media, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Comcast-NBC Universal, Comcast-Time Warner Cable, AT&T-DIRECTV, Charter-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-Time Warner.
John has also worked on several high-profile legislative initiatives in the Georgia legislature, including the Transportation Funding Act (HB 170 in 2015) and the Georgia Space Flight Act (HB 1 in 2017).