Kimberly J. Kockler Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Ms. Kockler is a respected and sought-after voice by legislators, administration officials, and health care stakeholders for her expertise and pragmatism that lead to consensus-driven solutions.
Before joining Independence in 2014, Ms. Kockler was vice president of Government Affairs at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Managed Care Association of Pennsylvania and worked as a lobbyist for a private consulting firm.
A Penn State graduate, Ms. Kockler began her career in the state legislature, working as an information specialist and research analyst, first in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and then in the state Senate.
Ms. Kockler serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children and the Advisory Board for Children First of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of Women in Pennsylvania Government Relations.
Ms. Kockler resides in Harrisburg with her husband, Don. They have two daughters.
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