Policy Communications is comprised of a network of expert practitioners in public relations, media relations, government relations, and investor relations disciplines. Based in Denver, Colorado, the Policy Communications team services clients that have business interests around the world.
Policy Communications, Inc. was founded and is led by Jim Sims, a 25+ year veteran of helping companies, governments, education institutions, and non-profit groups solve their toughest public relations, media relations, and investor relations challenges.
A former White House staffer and former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff, Jim leads Policy Communications' team of consulting experts and also serves as Vice President of External Affairs for NioCorp Developments Ltd. and Director of Communications for Neo Performance Materials, Inc.
Prior to his federal service, Jim was a news reporter for the Des Moines Register and Tribune. He is the former President of the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association and Western Business Roundtable and was Chairman of the Rare Earth Technology Alliance.
An honors graduate of Georgetown University and a former holder of a top-secret security clearance, Jim has published several peer-reviewed papers on rare earth production. He lives in Golden, Colorado with his wife, Holly Propst, who serves as Deputy Executive Director and Policy Director of the Western Governors’ Association.
Michelle Macaluso is a former national TV reporter who has covered Washington for Fox News, CBS News, and Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of local television stations in the country, reaching about 40% of U.S. T.V. households.
Macaluso’s stories have aired on national networks and 250 plus TV stations across the country. She has reported on many significant stories, including the Russia Investigation and Mueller Report, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh nomination, and complex public policy issues.
Macaluso has conducted high-profile interviews with leading Members of Congress, senior Administration officials, and other government leaders.
She also reported on the Baltimore riots, hurricanes and tornadoes in the South, the one-year Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary, Fort Hood shooting, 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Super Bowl XLVIII, American Idol, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, and the 2012 Presidential Campaign.
Macaluso is a Denver native, raised in Central California, and is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication.