Kim James heads The Glover Park Group’s robust Health+Wellness practice, an integrated public affairs, government affairs and research team that has designed strategic plans for client companies on a range of health related issues. Under Kim’s leadership, the Health+Wellness team has developed winning communications strategies designed to enhance, elevate and protect corporate and non-profit reputations, managed complex crisis situations, secured the inclusion of key provisions in legislation, administered and bolstered coalitions and advanced strategic alliances with legislators and their staffs as well as organizations critical to Capitol Hill for their clients.
Kim’s unique combination of legislative and communications experience comes from over twenty years on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. Prior to joining GPG, Kim spent ten years in 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. Senator Graham’s role as a senior Senator on the Senate Finance Committee with an active interest in health care allowed Kim to hone her expertise in the health space. She focused heavily on broad and specific issues regarding Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.
Kim also served as Press Secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where she advised thirty-five incumbent, challenger and open-seat Senate candidates during the tumultuous 1994 election cycle. Kim’s 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, Kim received a BA degree in International Relations from Tufts University and lives with her husband and two children on Capitol Hill.