Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)

Francis J. Rienzo, VP, Government Relations and Advocacy, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA)

Francis brings to MHPA a depth of experience in advocacy and organizational development that is key for our efforts to make MHPA a platform capable of identifying and mitigating environmental risks and pursuing opportunities for the Medicaid managed care industry.

Throughout his career as an advocacy professional, lobbyist, entrepreneur, corporate executive and non-profit chief executive, Francis has identified, created, developed and utilized relationships with key individuals and organizations to devise and implement strategies to create success.

In addition to experience as a federal lobbyist spanning four decades, as leader of Sanofi’s Partners and Patient Health team, Francis developed an industry leading alliance development advocacy function. He drove the non-profit Fabretto Children’s Foundation through a period of hyper-growth and transition, and launched Juice Energy, a green energy risk-management start up.

Francis’ past success in these endeavors has required an understanding of markets, public policy and political landscapes, accurate analysis of strategic opportunities, strong communication skills and the ability to motivate participants. These proven skills and track record of success are key to our efforts to grow MHPA’s capabilities and influence in the months and years ahead.

Francis earned his BA from Georgetown University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is reminded daily of his priorities by his wife Paige and their four children.