Mr. Hiffa has over 30 years of government, consulting, and lobbying experience.
One of Fred’s primary responsibilities is to provide legislative and strategic advice to one of the State’s largest transportation practices. He has worked in every major sector of the industry, including highway construction, aviation, rail, and transit. In addition, Fred has extensive experience assisting clients with New York’s complex energy and environmental regulatory compliance and siting processes. He also services Park Strategies’ clients’ diverse interests in other areas including financial services, higher education, and economic development.
Prior to joining Park Strategies, Fred had been a partner with Ostroff, Hiffa and Associates. Before that, he served in senior positions in both the New York Legislative and Executive branches. Fred served as the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). In this capacity, he managed project selection and delivery for the Department’s $1.75 billion annual highway capital program. Working with the Governor’s office, Fred developed the agency’s $4 billion annual budget, including funding for highway. aviation, rail, ferry, and transit programs.
Preceding his time with the NYSDOT, Fred was the Executive Director to Assembly Republican Leader Thomas M. Reynolds. He was responsible for all management, policy, and public relations services for the Leader and his conference.
Fred has a degree in Economics from Union College. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Loudonville.