Milan is currently wrapping up his third year serving as a Director of DemBiz, and hopes to continue building on the organization’s terrific endeavors should he be elected to another term.
Milan runs Tiger Hill Partners (THP), an Alexandria-based consulting firm focused on government relations and public affairs, where he helps clients navigate complex legislative, regulatory, and political issues.
Prior to founding THP, Milan served in Congress in for eight years, most recently as Senior Economic Advisor to Senator Mark Warner, advising on financial reform, tax, and trade issues, and helping to develop the Senator’s initiatives for workforce development and addressing the “future of work.” During his time in the Senate, Milan served as one of the Senator’s principal liaisons to the Commonwealth’s business community, frequently traveling throughout Virginia to meet with small businesses, trade associations, unions, and government officials. It was during this time that Milan first became familiar with DemBiz and its mission, and was greatly honored to be elected to the Board upon his departure from the Senate at the end of 2017.
During his tenure on the Board, Milan has taken particular interest in programming and helping to find speakers who can grow our membership and create more interest in DemBiz’s mission. This year, he hosted Sen. Warner and Rep. Wexton for virtual events, and engaged with several Democratic presidential candidates to try to secure appearances. With the gubernatorial and House of Delegates elections approaching next year, Milan hopes to augment our terrific events with more frequent engagement with Democratic candidates for state office. Furthermore, coming off of a presidential election with heightened youth interest, he would like to focus on expanding DemBiz’s membership with a younger demographic.
Beyond DemBiz, Milan is also active in the community as a volunteer, including providing pro bono legal services to the indigent; has served as Vice President of the South Asian Bar Association; and serves as a Truman National Security Fellow and a Member of the Atlantic Council. Milan also enjoys teaching and has guest lectured at New York University, Boston University School of Law, American University, and the U.S. Naval Academy.