Robert R. Hinckley

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Robert R. Hinckley

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Communications, and Chief Strategy Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in health and government policy and media relations, Robert Hinckley is the executive vice president, strategy and communications, and chief strategy officer at CDPHP. He joined CDPHP as vice president, government and external relations in 2004 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2006.

Prior to joining CDPHP, Hinckley served as senior deputy secretary of health and human services under Gov. George E. Pataki. Earlier in his career, Hinckley worked for the New York State Department of Health – first as the director of public affairs, then as the deputy commissioner for operations. While employed with the DOH, he was responsible for the agency’s communications, advertising, and operations, and served as a senior policy advisor to the state health commissioner. Additionally, Hinckley has held positions with the State Office of General Services and the State Comptroller, where he worked as deputy press secretary under Ned Regan.

Hinckley earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University. He is chairman of the NYS Health Plan Association board of directors and previously served as vice chair of the Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century.