Jim Ritchie serves as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans. An attorney by profession, he has more than twenty-five years of experience as strategic and corporate counsel for domestic and foreign clients. His firm, Ritchie & Associates, focuses on international commerce and investment, the acquisition and negotiation of economic development incentives, health care policy, association management and government relations. Ritchie & Associates has offices in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina and Rome, Italy.
Concurrent with his professional career, Mr. Ritchie served in the South Carolina Senate for eight years and as Majority Whip for the last four years of his tenure. His legislative service was marked by his leadership to increase South Carolina’s competitiveness in the global economy. He successfully sponsored and led passage of landmark legislation establishing the state’s Venture Capital Fund, the Innovation Centers Act, the Research Universities Life Sciences Act, tort reform and workers compensation reform, the Centers of Economic Excellence, the deregulation of broadband, expanding the Port of Charleston, and the Energy Independence for South Carolina’s Future legislative package.
Mr. Ritchie was recognized for his public service by several leading South Carolina organizations including being named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year and in The State’s Ten Most Effective Senators in South Carolina.
Mr. Ritchie received his law degree from Wake Forest University and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and South Carolina. He is married to the former Evelyn Cribb. The Ritchie’s have three children.
Director, Association Services
Andrea “Andi” Rawl was raised in Greenville, SC. Attended attended high school in Shanghai, China for 3 years before coming back to Greenville where she graduated from Riverside High School. She attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Restaurant, Tourism Management with a Minor in Business Administration. After graduation, she started her career with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce working with the Education and Public Policy department. In 2007, she worked with the Programs and Events department where she was able to expand her focus from just education and public policy to all aspects of the SC Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining the SC Alliance of Health Plans, Mrs. Rawl worked for an association management and lobbying firm as their director of support services, where she had the opportunity to work with over 20 non-profit associations. She quickly because an executive director where she facilitated all daily activities and special events for three statewide and one national trade and professional associations, coordinated a team of two support staff, as well as working with the various non-profits they managed. Her duties included meeting, tradeshow and convention planning; designing and distributing member communication materials; managing electronic PR including Facebook and Twitter campaigns; managing financial and accounting activities; database management; coordinating fundraising and special events; and organizing educational seminars. Mrs. Rawl also composed and distributed routine member correspondence, designs and disseminated postcards, brochures, signs, newsletters, membership directories, and developed and maintained association websites.
Director of Medicaid Services
Bill Prince is the lead SCAHP representative to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He, along with Jim Ritchie, will work together to advance the interests and priorities of the SCAHP Medicaid Managed Care Organizations before the department and within the public health care system across South Carolina.
Bill has an extensive background in Medicaid policy and operations making him one of the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders on Medicaid managed care in South Carolina. His career includes service as the Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Director of Regulatory Affairs, WellCare of South Carolina, General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs, South Carolina Hospital Association.
Bill has also been a board member and leader on the SCHAP Executive Committee for the past three years. We are confident that he understands the needs of the SCAHP MCOs and will be an excellent and productive leader for our Medicaid agenda.