Stephens today announced the hiring of Andrew “Vu” Ritchie as Vice President of Government Relations. In this role, Mr. Ritchie will manage Stephens legislative priorities at the federal, state, and local level and serve as a policy advisor to Stephens executive leadership. He will begin on May 15, and work from Stephens Little Rock headquarters.
“Vu is a consummate strategist and well-matched to advancing policy and corporate advocacy initiatives, as well as navigating the financial services regulatory landscape. This work is not only significant to Stephens, but to our clients,” stated Warren Stephens, Chairman, President and CEO. “I am pleased to welcome Vu, and I look forward to his contributions.”
“Stephens has been an effective champion of the financial services sector, the investment community, Arkansas, and the many markets it serves. I look forward to continuing Stephens’ advocacy efforts, and to being part of this extraordinary organization,” said Andrew Ritchie.
Mr. Ritchie joins Stephens following a decade of legal and advisory work. Much of his career has been spent within Arkansas’s executive and legislative branches, where he served as chief legal counsel to Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and as a senior policy advisor and legal counsel for Senator Tom Cotton and Governor Asa Hutchinson. Additionally, Mr. Ritchie was a senior advisor to Administrator Seema Verma within the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and began his career as an associate attorney at the Little Rock firm, Hope, Trice, O’Dwyer & Wilson, P.A. He holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law.
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Stephens Inc. is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded in 1933, Stephens Inc. provides securities brokerage, investment banking and other financial services to a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors, and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. Stephens Inc. (Home Office: 111 Center Street, Little Rock, AR USA, 501-377-2000) is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Member SIPC/NYSE. For more information, visit www.stephens.com.
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