Biography

Brandon Simmons is the Managing Director for KMK Consulting. In his role, Brandon will lead KMKC's site selection and incentive negotiation offerings for the company's corporate clients in the Cincinnati region and across the country.

Prior to joining KMKC, Brandon 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, Brandon helped the organization achieve their second highest annual performance in the organization's history. Prior to joining REDI Cincinnati, Brandon 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, he 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. Brandon 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.

Brandon 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.

Professional and Community Involvement

Saturday Hoops, Speaker

The Game & Beyond, Co-Founder

Total Image Empowerment, Mentor

Awards & Recognition

Named Top 50 Economic Developer in North America, Consultant Connect, 2020

African American Leadership Academy, Fellow

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Member

News & Resources

Education

B.A., Bucknell University, 2010

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