KMK Consulting Company Welcomes Brandon E. Simmons as Managing Director


KMK Consulting Company LLC (“KMKC”) welcomes Brandon E. Simmons as Managing Director. In his role, Simmons will lead KMKC’s site selection and incentive negotiation offerings for the company’s corporate clients in the Cincinnati region and across the country.

“Brandon brings invaluable experience, leadership, and insight to KMK Consulting,” said Jim McGraw, President. “He will be an important resource to KMKC’s economic development corporate clients throughout the U.S. as we continually strive to raise the bar on successful business growth strategies and projects.”  

Prior to joining KMKC, Simmons served as the Vice President of Project Management at REDI Cincinnati driving job creation and capital investment in the Cincinnati region. In 2021, as a member of REDI Cincinnati's executive team, Simmons helped the organization achieve their second highest annual performance in the organization's history. Prior to joining REDI Cincinnati, Simmons served as JobsOhio Director of Project Management, Director for the Cleveland Area and Senior Project Manager. In these previous roles at a state and regional level, Simmons directly managed, supported, or provided advisory to 713 projects/companies, resulting in $16.2 billion in new fixed-asset investment; 58,391 new jobs; and $2.9 billion in new payroll commitments for Ohio. Simmons has spent the last decade within the unique private non-profit economic development model where he led engagement with elected officials, state and local governments, and private sector entities to further advance the public/private partnerships within the state of Ohio. Throughout his career he has seen success partnering with small, middle market, and Fortune 1,000 company representatives across various industries.

Simmons was recently named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2021 by Consultant Connect. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Mid-America Economic Development Council and Journeys Soaring Impact. He previously served JP Morgan Chase & Co. as Assistant Vice President of Global Business Document Services and graduated from the JP Morgan Chase & Co.'s Corporate Development Program.

Simmons earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University. He is also a graduate from the African American Leadership Academy and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

About KMK Consulting Company LLC (KMKC)
KMK Consulting Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law), provides business consulting services to corporate, entrepreneurial, non-profit, and executive clients. KMKC’s advisory services are focused on economic development, government affairs, business structuring and alliances, and public/private partnerships. Collectively, the KMKC team has more than 100 years of economic development related experience on a national basis. Additional information is available at


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