Mr. Simpson has over 38 years of experience in the Washington, D.C., federal arena. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he received an appointment to the professional staff of the U. S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs by Chairman John J. Sparkman of Alabama. While working on the committee, Mr. Simpson received his J.D. from The American University's Washington College of Law. After leaving the committee, Mr. Simpson became the first Washington counsel to the Independent Insurance Agents of America and was instrumental in developing the IIAA's PAC and directing its first legislative conference. Subsequently, he joined the law offices of the Honorable George K. Bernstein, the first Federal Insurance Administrator, as legislative counsel. His career has included representing various clients in federal legislative and administrative initiatives, including such firms as Synergics, a division of Siemans Corp.; Greenberg, Traurig law offices; Westinghouse; Global Equity Corporation; as well as numerous small emerging growth technology firms seeking U.S. government funding and contract opportunities.