With 25 years of public affairs experience, Hoffman is an expert at devising and executing strategic communications programs that achieve legislative, regulatory and reputational goals. His experience includes corporate communications and running issue-oriented media, advocacy and third-party initiatives. Eric also has deep experience managing crisis communications programs.
Eric’s issue portfolio focuses on highly-regulated industries, including having deep experience for the medical device industry. Eric has worked with numerous patient advocacy groups to bring their voice to legislative and regulatory decisions at CMS and the FDA. His clients include the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, Siemens USA, Bayer Consumer Health and PhRMA. Eric has won numerous PR industry awards, including a 2015 Sabre award for his work for the Lung Cancer Alliance to convince Medicare a lung cancer screening should be an essential health benefit.
Eric also spent eight years focusing on health care advocacy. His clients included the American Cancer Society, Nike, U.S. Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, PhRMA and American Health Care Association.
Previously, Eric served as press secretary for the U.S. Senate campaign of Democrat Mark R. Warner. Eric was Warner’s spokesman and designed and executed Sen. Warner’s 1996 campaign communications strategy. Prior to taking part in Warner’s campaign, he served in the Clinton Administration working for the Childhood Immunization Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he planned high-profile media events with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Health and Human Services Department Secretary Donna E. Shalala.
Eric earned his B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University.