About us

About Government Performance Partners

Government Performance Partners is a reform-minded, business coalition with the common goal of fostering an effective and efficient procurement environment, founded on the principles of fair competition and transparency. We believe that state procurement processes are overly complicated for both internal staff and vendors, and communication and collaboration must improve in order to maximize value for Texas taxpayers.

Our Policy Principles:

Our Operating Principles

how we work

Dedicated Members




Our team

The Honorable
Ron Simmons

The Honorable Ron Simmons serves as Policy Advisor for Government Performance Partners. He is a businessman, former member of the Texas House of Representatives, and leader in conservative politics. Born in Arkansas, Ron moved to Texas in the mid-1980’s. He co-founded Retirement Advisors of America, which currently manages nearly $3 billion in assets for families across the country, in 1991. He recently retired as its Chairman. The trade publication Investment News has named Retirement Advisors of America among the top thirty financial advisors in the United States.

He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, where he served House District 65 until 2019. He was Chair of the Policy Committee for the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus and the sub-committee Chair of the Long-Term Financing and Planning Transportation Committee. In the 85th Legislative Session, Ron was appointed to the House Committees on Transportation, Appropriations, and the Local and Consent Calendars. 

Ron is also served on Board of Directors for the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI), a conservative Austin-based think tank as well as national think tank American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).