Pepperdine Caruso Law Alumna Cicely Danielle Simpson (JD '01) Appointed to Pepperdine University Board of Regents
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Cicely Danielle Simpson (JD '01) has been appointed to the Pepperdine University Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is the legal governing body and chief policy board of the University. Simpson is a member of the Pepperdine Caruso Law Board of Advisors.
From the Pepperdine University announcement:
Simpson is the founder and CEO of Summit Public Affairs, one of the only African American female-owned bipartisan public affairs firms in Washington, DC. Leveraging 25 years of leadership experience in public affairs, public policy, communications, political, and legal affairs, Simpson helps clients proactively manage the intersection of business and politics at all levels of government.
Prior to launching Summit Public Affairs, Simpson served as the executive vice president of public affairs at the National Restaurant Association, leading the restaurant industry’s public affairs strategy at all levels of government to achieve the industry’s public policy and political goals.
Prior to joining the National Restaurant Association, Simpson served as vice president of government affairs at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., where she led the company’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy with federal, state, local, and international governments.
Simpson is a member of the Pepperdine University Caruso Law Board of Advisors, which supports and advances the mission of the University by helping the Caruso School of Law achieve the highest standards of academic excellence and maintain its distinctive character. She received a juris doctor from the Caruso School of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.