After nearly seven years as the Principal and Founder of Milo Public Affairs, I am closing the firmâ€™s doors. I have accepted a position as the Vice President for External Relations at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and will join the organization on Monday, September 16th.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress in 1984 as an independent, federally-funded national security institution devoted to the nonviolent prevention and mitigation of deadly conflict abroad. I will be joining an exceptional team led by former U.S. Representative Jim Marshall. The opportunity to join an organization as important at USIP, at such a critical moment, was not one I could pass up.
Over the past seven years at Milo Public Affairs, and the three years before that at M+R Strategic Services, I have had the pleasure of working with some great people on a range of important issues. I have been on teams working on the farm bill, genocide in the Sudan, capital punishment, health care reform, renewable energy, copyright protection, media ownership, internet taxation, civic engagement, and more. Those experiences will guide my work at USIP.
Thank you to all of you who do the work of advancing justice and improving the lives of those around us. And a special thank you to those with whom I have had the pleasure of working over the past decade.
I hope that you, like the Milo after whom my firm was named, have many, many adventures.