Kim James is a Managing Director with The Glover Park Group, leading the company’s robust Health+Wellness team. James’s unique combination of legislative and communications experience comes from over twenty years on Capitol Hill and in the private sector.
Under James’s leadership, the Health+Wellness team has designed strategic plans for client companies on a range of health related issues, secured inclusion of key provisions in legislation (some of which have since become law), administered and bolstered coalitions, advanced strategic alliances with legislators and their staffs as well as organizations critical to Capitol Hill for their clients, and developed winning communications strategies designed to enhance and elevate corporate and non-profit reputations.
Prior to joining GPG, James spent fifteen years in Democratic politics, including six years serving as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida, where she is credited with dramatically raising the Senator’s national profile. As the office’s chief spokesperson and media advisor, she was responsible for all strategic communications planning around short and long-term legislative and political goals. Senator Graham’s role as a senior Senator on the Senate Finance Committee with an active interest in health care allowed James to hone her expertise in the health space. She focused heavily on broad and specific issues regarding Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.
James also served as Press Secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and in that capacity advised thirty-five incumbent, challenger, and open-seat Senate candidates during the tumultuous 1994 election cycle. James’ considerable political background also includes positions with candidates for elected office, former U.S. Senator Alan Cranston and the Democratic Policy Committee under former Majority Leader George Mitchell.
A native of Massachusetts, James received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University and lives with her husband and two children on Capitol Hill.