has been a senior level legislative advocate and government relations executive for over 20 years. In his most recent role as Vice President of Government Relations for WellPoint, Inc., he managed state government affairs for eight states in the Central Region. While previously serving as Vice President for Anthem, Inc., Mr. Cockrum managed all government and regulatory affairs, including developing and implementing corporate public affairs agenda.
Rick has served as an advocate before Congress and numerous state legislatures. When serving as the Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties he was their chief lobbyist and responsible for a spectrum of member services including operational advice, continuing education, technical services and advising on taxation and financial policies. Mr. Cockrum has served on numerous boards and commissions in Indiana and in Washington, D.C. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Indiana University and a B.S. from George Williams College.
Cockrum is a member of the Central Indiana Public Broadcasting Board of Directors, a former member of the Indianapolis Parks Board and Immediate Past Chairman of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Commission.