Cliff Sims is the founder of Yellowhammer Strategies (a communications and digital media consulting firm), a real estate investor, and the Publisher of Yellowhammer Politics. He has been an opinion contributor to numerous local and national publications — including The Daily Caller and POLITICO — and can be heard on 100WAPI, Birmingham’s Talk FM, where he is a frequent guest host.
Cliff was appointed in 2012 by Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard to the Speaker’s Commission on Alabama Values and States Rights, a study panel charged with ensuring that issues important to Alabama conservatives were given prominent attention during the 2013 legislative session.
In 2010, Cliff managed a successful House campaign as part of the GOP’s effort to take control of the state legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.
As Chairman of the Alabama College Republicans, Cliff grew the group into one of the most active and innovative student political organizations in the country. During his tenure as Chairman, the group received national media attention for its efforts to communicate the conservative message to young people and minority groups.
Prior to transitioning into politics, Cliff worked in the music industry as both an artist and businessman. He has had songs featured on MTV & in major motion pictures, helped manage a roster of award-winning producers, and produced and promoted large concerts and charity events. He has also been a member of The Recording Academy, the famed organization that selects the winners of the annual GRAMMY Awards.
Cliff played college basketball at Delta State University and at Enterprise State Community College where he won an Alabama state championship.
Cliff graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Megan, now live in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood where they are active members of The Church at Brook Hills.