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Shelley Y. Simms

Shelley Y. Simms, Esquire, was appointed as a Member of the State Ethics Commission on January 26, 2018, by the Honorable Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Simms is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of FIS Group, a registered investment advisor that provides customized manager of managers investment solutions for institutional investors. Ms. Simms has oversight responsibility for the legal and compliance matters at FIS Group and is a member of the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management, Senior Management and Investment Committees.

Prior to joining FIS Group in 2004, Ms. Simms was independent counsel to ARAMARK Corporation, and she previously held legal positions at Comcast Corporation and Ballard Spahr LLP. Additionally, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Simms is a former Board Member of the Hospitals and Higher Education Facilities Authority of Philadelphia, the Russell Byers Charter School, and Operation Understanding.

Ms. Simms is a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal Corporate Counsel Award, the Urban League of Philadelphia Whitney M. Young Service Award and the City of Philadelphia Mayoral Liberty Bell Award.

Ms. Simms received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1993, where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and is a 1990 graduate of Brown University, where she earned her B.A., with departmental honors, in English/American Literature and Bio-Medical Ethics. Ms. Simms has bar admissions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.