She came to GTA in July 2021 from the Georgia Department of Revenue, where she served as Deputy Commissioner and oversaw the Legal Affairs and Tax Policy Division, law enforcement divisions, and communications and legislative programs.

Ms. Simmons began her career in public service in the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State. After working in Washington, D.C., she returned to Georgia as Assistant Director of the Georgia Elections Division and then Chief of Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State.

Ms. Simmons, a native of Marietta, Georgia, holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Matt, live with their daughter and son in Sandy Springs, Georgia.