John Hallock, Senior Strategist and Communications Executive
John Hallock is a senior strategist and communications executive with two decades of experience designing and executing global communication programs. He is recognized for his expertise in successfully integrating and managing all functions of public relations, media relations, social media, executive communications, change management, investor relations, government affairs, community affairs, analyst relations and internal communications.
Early Life and Education
John Hallock was born in Oxford, Orange County, New York, in July 1783. He was a farmer and a member of the New York State assembly from 1816-1821, a delegate to the New York state constitutional convention in 1821, and a United States representative from 1825-1829.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s and a doctorate in economics from Princeton. He also served as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
After receiving his undergraduate degree, Hallock entered the US Navy, where he served as a communications officer on the USS Rushmore (LSD-14). After serving in the military, Hallock returned to the Highlands and established his own architecture firm. He later became a faculty member in Penn State’s Architecture Department.
Hallock embraced a comprehensive approach to architecture and design. He stressed thorough research in the areas of site conditions, climate, topography and client needs and demands.
He also believed that the most successful architects would be those who would bring their own personal taste into their work, ensuring they considered function and personality as well as form and structure.
As an architecture student, Hallock was encouraged to go abroad and experience a new culture. This gave students the opportunity to gain an understanding of a new way of life and thus, a fresh perspective on their designs.
As part of his responsibilities as a professor, Hallock directed fourth-year architecture students in surveying and designing a civic center for State College. They were encouraged to incorporate their ideas through visual object lessons and to submit their work to a national competition.
Achievements and Honors
Hallock received a number of honors during his lifetime. He was a professor of architecture at Penn State, and his students praised him for his comprehensive approach to design.
His students also noted that he taught them to take into consideration site conditions, climate, soil, topography, and client needs. He was a strong advocate for thorough research before beginning a project, as well as the importance of technical and structural considerations.
In addition to his professional achievements, Hallock enjoyed his personal life. He was active in the community, and he loved traveling. He and his wife, Kitty, were proud parents of Hal and Val. They also cherished their shared interests in dancing and design. Their home was decorated with artifacts from their extensive voyages.
john hallock has been in the industry for two decades, designing and executing global communication programs for digital health and healthcare technology companies. He was most recently Chief Communications Officer at Transcarent and previously led corporate communications for Livongo Health, where he directed the company’s post-IPO national awareness programs and market repositioning as a leading healthcare navigation and care coordination technology provider.
He also served as a communications leader at Imprivata and athenahealth, where he architected all aspects of their communication programs, including their IPOs and post-M&A activity. He has received numerous awards for his work, most notably being named to PR Week Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. He brings an extensive background in media relations and investor relations to his new role as CCO at Quantum Health, where he will lead the corporate communications function.
John Hallock has an estimated net worth of $116 thousand dollars. He owns over 1,000 units of Medifast Inc stock which is valued at around $115,840. He has made over 1 trades of MED stock since 2003.
He has worked in corporate communications for some of the nation’s leading digital health and healthcare technology companies including Livongo Health, athenahealth, Imprivata and CareCloud. He architected and executed global communication programs for each of these companies as they raised money through initial public offerings, executed major M&A activity, and positioned them for future growth. He is a nationally recognized public relations professional. He is a member of PR Week Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and was named a finalist for the 2008 National Gold SABRE Award for launching the country’s top financial communications campaign.