Andrea Sims Vice President

Andrea Battle Sims has been working in executive recruitment for over twelve years, managing all phases of the recruitment process for public sector executives, including: City and Assistant City Managers, Human Resources Directors, Police Chiefs, Chief Information Officers, Library Directors, City/County Attorneys, Parks & Recreation Directors, Finance Directors and Workforce Development Executive Directors.

Andrea is an experienced professional with over twenty years of prior experience in Information Technology, IT Audit and Management experience in both the public and private sector. Her local government leadership roles include serving as the IT Director at Cleveland Public Schools with a staff of 50 and Deputy Director of IT at Cuyahoga County with a staff of 70. In addition, her county experience includes creating a start-up venture to sell public computer access to the legal community. Ms. Sims has held management positions at AT&T, Progressive Insurance, and National City Bank, managing IT projects as well as IT professionals, along with serving as an internal consultant/auditor.


  • Executive Recruitment
  • Recruitment and Retention Training
  • Diversity-based Recruitment and Retention
  • Information Technology Leadership
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management


Andrea’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master of Science in Operations Research from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition, her post-graduate education includes numerous executive development seminars and certification from the Leadership Academy at Cleveland State University, the Anderson School at UCLA and the Gartner Group. Andrea’s current and past civic involvement includes the Board of Trustees at the Gathering Place; American Cancer Society, Cuyahoga Unit; Junior League of Cleveland, along with leadership positions with the Links, Inc., the Spelman Alumnae Association, and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.



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