Dustin Corcoran is Chief Executive Officer for the California Medical
Association (CMA), a non-profit professional organization of over 40,000
physicians dedicated to protecting public health and promoting the science and
art of medicine. As CEO, Mr. Corcoran has the responsibility for the overall
supervision, direction and control of the business and staff of CMA.
Mr. Corcoran has advocated tirelessly for California physicians and the
patients that they serve since 1998. He started at CMA as the membership
coordinator for the association's political action committee. Within a year, Mr.
Corcoran moved to CMA's Center for Government Relations where he worked under
the guidance of the legendary Steve Thompson as a staff lobbyist. When Mr.
Thompson passed away in 2004, Dustin succeeded him as Vice President of
Government Relations where he managed CMA’s overall legislative program,
representing physicians’ interests before the State Legislature and the
Governor. In 2009, Mr. Corcoran was promoted to Senior Vice-President, where he
oversaw the day-to-day operations of CMA, as well as the Center for Government
Relations and ultimately became CEO in February of 2010.
Dustin’s career has been marked by years of leadership and service
- In 2005, Mr. Corcoran was named “Most Effective Lobbyist Under 40” by
- Since 2009, Mr. Corcoran has been listed annually on Capitol Weekly’s
top 100 power brokers in California – most recently, in 2015, listed at
- In 2012, Mr. Corcoran’s work as CMA’s chief executive officer was
recognized when he was named to the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under
40” list of top business and civic leaders.
- In 2014, Mr. Corcoran chaired the campaign to defeat Proposition 46,
successfully protecting the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA)
from an attack by the trial lawyers. Mr. Corcoran serves on the Board of
Directors for the Neuropathy Action Foundation, Physicians Advocacy
Institute, the Physicians Foundation, the Institute for Medical Quality and
the California Medical Association Foundation. Dustin lives in Sacramento
with his wife Glenda, who serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar
of California, and their children, daughter Dylan and son Fletcher.