Charlotte Hitchcock, Chief of Staff


Charlotte Hitchcock is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Integrated Supply (GIS).

In 2010, Ms. Hitchcock founded GIS after noticing that major corporations, seeking lucrative government contracts within New York State, needed guidance on how to navigate the newly passed Minority, Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Act. Ms. Hitchcock recognized this unique opportunity from her extensive background in public service.

Under New York Governor David Paterson, Ms. Hitchcock was Chief of Staff and served as senior policy advisor and liaison to the White House, New York congressional delegation, and state legislature. Ms. Hitchcock was the chief negotiator and architect of the landmark MWBE legislation. Governor Paterson also appointed her to serve as New York State’s first Chief Diversity Officer.

As Special Advisor to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration, Ms. Hitchcock provided guidance on how best to implement its MWBE policy agenda.

In addition to serving two Governors, she was appointed Deputy Counsel to the New York State Assembly and served as senior advisor on all labor and criminal justice issues.

Prior to entering the private sector, Ms. Hitchcock was General Counsel of Newark Public Schools, the largest school district in New Jersey State. She began her professional career at the Legal Aid Society of New York City where she served as a civil and criminal defense senior attorney for fifteen years.

Ms. Hitchcock received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.