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, mining and economic development.
In February of 2021, Fred was named to City & State’s first Construction Power 50 List which identifies the leading contractors, public officials, construction managers, consultants and advocates who are building – and rebuilding – New York.
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.
Areas of Concentration
- Economic Development
B.A., Economics – Union College