October 25, 2023
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) is pleased to announce Benjamin C. Bradley as its new Vice President, State Government Relations.
Bradley brings extensive experience to the role, with close to 15 years of professional experience in government relations and relationship development with government officials, legislators and health care stakeholders across New Hampshire and beyond. As Vice President, Bradley will serve as the primary lobbyist for NHHA in all state government relations work and will be the primary contact with leaders and members of the New Hampshire General Court.
“We are excited to have Ben join our team to help provide strategic direction for NHHA staff and members in the analysis and development of state government policy and to manage advocacy of NHHA’s state legislative agenda. His extensive background in government relations and his strong connections throughout the state will be a true asset to the organization,” said Steve Ahnen, President, New Hampshire Hospital Association.
Bradley, who will begin his new position in late November, will replace Paula Minnehan, currently the Senior Vice President, State Government Relations, when she retires in December after 22 years with the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “Paula has been a terrific advocate for our hospitals and resource to legislators and other policymakers across New Hampshire. We wish her well in her retirement and thank her for her many contributions to public policy that supported our members and the patients they serve,” said Ahnen.
Bradley is the former Director of Government and Community Relations for Wentworth Douglass Hospital, where prior he was the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy. He also worked as the Director of Government Relations and Communications for Granite Health, and for the offices of U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Marco Rubio.
Bradley holds a BA in Politics from St. Anselm College and has been actively involved in the Seacoast community, participating in chambers of commerce, serving on the local business development authority and collaborating with higher education institutions.
About the New Hampshire Hospital Association
Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) since 1934. The association’s mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education, and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems as they strive to improve the health of the patients and communities they serve. www.nhha.org