Our Team

Julia A. Simms, APR


Julia Simms is the award-winning founder of San Diego PR, an international PR, marketing and communications agency.

A recognized leader and 25-year veteran of the public relations industry, Julia brings her valuable experience in strategic PR, media relations and crisis communication to the team. Her passion for economic development and dedication to growing businesses is evidenced in her work with companies and organizations in the fields of  travel and tourism, real estate and construction, international relations as well as government agencies.

Prior to San Diego PR, Julia operated j. simms agency as the president and founder. Established in 1995 as a public relations firm, j. simms agency expanded over the years to provide complete integrated consumer and business-to-business marketing services in the U.S. and Mexico. Her firm was acquired by Globaltel Media in 2011.

Daughter of Jim Frampton, former reporter for the Evening Tribune in San Diego and founder of his own award-winning public relations firm, Julia learned the journalism trade and public relations discipline in the trenches, working for her father’s agency for more than five years. She also holds a degree in business management from University of Phoenix, achieved with honors.

Setting new standards for both the industry and herself, Julia has won more awards from the Building Industry Association of San Diego County for Best Public Relations Campaign than any other person or company in the region. She has also been the recipient of other notable communication designations from Public Relations Society of America including the Eva Irving Community Service Award, the prestigious APR designation and membership within its exclusive Counselors Academy.

Michael Simms

Vice President

Michael Simms brings a vast amount of organizational management and technical innovation to San Diego PR. His three decades of service in the fields of marketing, technology and software development spent in both startup companies and large organizations, has armed him with the comprehensive knowledge of industry trends and business strategies that ultimately allow San Diego PR’s clients to have strong corporate messaging, solid business plans and seamless marketing programs.

Michael holds an undergraduate degree in English and a master’s degree in computer education from U.S. International University. He provides senior level counseling and strategic guidance to clients on a daily basis, evaluating current communications programs and suggesting ways to improve upon their effectiveness, analyzing issues and policies affecting a client by identifying vulnerabilities and threats.

While Michael ultimately settled in San Diego, he traveled the globe as a youth having lived in Karachi, Pakistan, and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, as well as time spent all over Europe and Asia. From these adventures, Michael brings to the team a fresh perspective on communication as viewed from all points on the globe.