Kent Otway Sims, Ph.D.

Kent Sims

Title: Kent Otway Sims
Company: Petrie, Dorfmeier & Morris, LLP
Location: Mill Valley, California, United States

Kent Otway Sims, Ph.D., Economist at Petrie, Dorfmeier & Morris, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economics.

A prominent figure in the field of economics, Dr. Sims has amassed 45 years of industry experience in his areas of expertise. Most recently involved with Petrie, Dorfmeier & Morris, LLP, from 2008 to 2010, he previously served the California Restaurant Association in 2008, Burnham & Brown from 2003 to 2005, the San Francisco Business Alliance in 2003, and the Golden Gate Restaurant Association from 2001 to 2005. In addition, he participated in the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association from 2000 to 2011, as a consultant with the Bay Area Life Sciences Alliance in 1999, and as deputy director of the Committee for Economic Development from 1997 to 1998, among other prestigious roles.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Sims was an economist with the Urban Renewal Authority from 1965 to 1966, the U.S. Department of State mission to Pakistan from 1966 to 1969, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 1969 to 1971. Subsequent to this role, he served the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in multiple other capacities, including as the assistant vice president, vice president, director of research, senior vice president, executive vice president and chief financial officer between 1971 and 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he was a financial advisor, investment manager and management consultant to Theodore R. Seton, having subsequently served as partner of C&K Partnership from 1987 to 1989.

Sims_Kent_4056013_Garden.jpegDr. Sims holds a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Colorado. A registered investment advisor, he has maintained affiliation with the American Economics Association, the Audubon Society of America and the Sierra Club. Locally involved, he was most recently on the advisory board of St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, CA, from 1988 to 1996 and on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Museum, Design Council for the San Francisco Bay Area and the Career Resources Development Center between 1986 and 1992. Likewise, he was a trustee of the Strybing Arboretum Society Golden Gate Park from 1983 to 1996 and on the board of governors of the Economic Literature Council of California from 1983 to 1988.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to his industry, Dr. Sims has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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