James Rhodes is Deputy County Administrator for Camden County government. His areas of responsibility include Employee Benefits & Insurance, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Information Technology & Telecommunications, The One Stop Career Center, Internal Audit, the Office of Archives & Records Management, and the Office of Sustainability & Shared Services. He is also the Chair of the Camden County Board of Social Services, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to his current role with the County, Mr. Rhodes served as Director of Legislative Policy and Communications for Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia. He represented the company’s AmeriHealth subsidiaries in New Jersey and Delaware. His responsibilities included government relations and policy initiatives in multiple jurisdictions, including the development and promotion of an effective public policy agenda. Mr. Rhodes completed the Independence Blue Cross Business Strategy & Leadership Program through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He represented the organization and the managed care industry through various placements on government commissions and industry-related boards and committees, including the New Jersey Mandated Health Benefits Review Commission and as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans. In addition to his duties with the County, Mr. Rhodes serves in several volunteer roles, including as a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees, a member of the board of directors of the Larc School of Bellmawr, NJ, which serves disabled children and young adults from throughout southern New Jersey, member of the Executive Committee of the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University – Camden, and as a board member for the Friends of the Camden County Child Advocacy Center. Mr. Rhodes is a 1994 graduate of Rutgers University-Camden, where he majored in Political Science. He resides in Westmont, NJ.