Robert Hoffman brings more than 25 years of public policy experience at the state, federal, and international levels, and most recently as a high tech industry advocate, to his client work at HP+P. During that time, Hoffman has built, led, and collaborated with government and advocacy teams to develop, advance, and achieve policy objectives.
As the lead advocate for three Fortune 500 companies – Oracle, Cognizant, and most recently, Motorola Solutions – Hoffman consistently sought to orient his government affairs operations to be both relevant and impactful to the top and bottom lines, as well as serve as a key partner with his company’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic programs. In addition to opening, building, and reinvigorating corporate government affairs offices, Hoffman ran the government advocacy operation for the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a trade association of more than 50 world-leading high tech companies. Hoffman managed and served as spokesperson for a number of tech-centric coalitions on issues ranging from foreign earnings repatriation to immigration reform.
A public policy advisor and speechwriter for four U.S. Senators and California Governor Pete Wilson, Hoffman spent most of his Capitol Hill career as a legislative director for Senators Larry Pressler (R-SD) and Mike DeWine (R-OH). In addition to developing and managing comprehensive legislative agendas, Hoffman gained subject matter expertise on a wide range of topics, including telecommunications, patents, information technology, immigration, national defense, nuclear proliferation, and legislative procedure.
As a leading voice on technology issues, Hoffman has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR, and wrote a blog for The Daily Caller and ITI.
BA, University of California, Los Angeles
MPP, University of Maryland School of Public Policy