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WellCare appoints Rhonda Mims chief public affairs officer

Staff Writer | Tampa, Fl., USA | August 25, 2016
Rhonda MimsAugust 25, 2016, Tampa, Fl., USA - WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced it has appointed Rhonda Mims to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief public affairs officer.
Ms. Mims will serve as a member of the executive leadership team. Ms. Mims was most recently the managing director of corporate social responsibility at Paul Hastings, LLP.

Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of corporate responsibility and chief diversity officer for ING U.S./Voya Financial and president of the ING U.S./Voya Foundation.

She previously served as ING U.S./Voya Financial PAC treasurer, ethics officer and conducted government affairs on behalf of the company.

Ms. Mims has also had an extensive legal career, which includes roles with the U.S. Department of Justice, the National District Attorney Association's American Prosecutor's Research Institute, and the South Carolina Office of Attorney General.

She serves as the Chairman of The Executive Leadership Council. She has been acknowledged with numerous awards including CSR Executive of the Year, Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America, and recognized as Woman of the Year by multiple organizations.

Ms. Mims holds a juris doctor degree and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina.

WellCare also announced that effective October 1, 2016, Larry Anderson, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, is leaving the company.

Effective August 22, 2016, Mr. Anderson is no longer an executive officer, but will remain with WellCare after this time to assist with the transition of his duties and responsibilities.