Randy Minniear is one of the most respected government affairs agents in New Jersey, both within the healthcare industry and in state government affairs. In 2013, NJ Spotlight selected Mr. Minniear as the #1 Healthcare Lobbyist in New Jersey on its “Top 10 Healthcare Lobbyists in New Jersey” list. More recently, Mr. Minniear was awarded NJBiz’s 2014 “40 under 40” award.
Before joining CarePoint Health, Mr. Minniear served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Policy for the New Jersey Hospital Association, a trade association with nearly 400 members spanning hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and hospices. In this position, Mr. Minniear was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, statewide advocacy agenda to advance the interests of NJHA’s diverse membership. Over his 10-year career at NJHA, he secured crucial healthcare funding for the hospital community despite the economic downturn experienced at both the state and federal levels. He is also well known for his advocacy on specific legislative issues relating to quality of care, expanding insurance coverage, providing financial relief to hospitals and leveling the playing field with other healthcare providers.
Prior to his work at NJHA, Mr. Minniear was a director at the New Jersey Chemistry Council, where he managed government relations and political programs on behalf of the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Mr. Minniear’s career in government began when he served first as Legislative Director, and then as Chief of Staff to former Senator and Senate President, John O. Bennett.
Mr. Minniear has taught courses in politics as an Assistant Professor at Monmouth University. He resides in Freehold Township in Monmouth County, where he enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and coaching and competing in mixed martial arts at a local gym.