Former House Speaker to lead government affairs for Prisma Health
On news of Jay Lucas’ appointment as senior vice president for government affairs at Prisma Health System, WYFF News 4’s Taggart Houck reached out to Furman University’s Brent Nelsen. The politics and international affairs professor said the move by public officials into private sector government affairs roles is not uncommon.
“Businesses have interests and other institutions have interests and it’s in their interest to get the best connections and to find people who know the system and can work the system for them,” Nelsen said. “Institutions that have more money than others will get more connections,” he added.
Lucas, former South Carolina Speaker of the House, will assume his new role July 25.