TUPELO • Republican Gov.-elect Tate Reeves on Monday announced that he is appointing Drew Snyder to continue serving as executive director of the Mississippi Medicaid Division, a move which could signal little change for the state agency.
Reeves made the formal announcement at the agency’s division office in Tupelo, where he praised Snyder’s leadership of the agency the past two years under outgoing Gov. Phil Bryant by saying the agency is now on track to have a balanced budget for two consecutive years.
“As lieutenant governor, I have had the opportunity and the privilege of working closely with Drew and have seen firsthand how qualified and capable he is to continue leading this agency,” Reeves said. “His knowledge of the agency and his ability to navigate the complex regulations surrounding it are invaluable.”
Snyder echoed many of the sentiments Reeves expressed at the event and said that Reeves as lieutenant governor has helped people recognize that “government can be both limited and effective.”
“I can assure you that the Division of Medicaid in the Office of the Governor will be a strong partner and will work to advance your priorities,” Snyder said of Reeves.
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