Principal and Director, Public Policy
Ben Milder, Senior Vice President and Director of the Public Policy Team, joined Burness Communications in 1999. He leads the company’s policy initiatives with non-profit organizations, developing and implementing strategies to advance our clients’ ideas in the policy world. His work involves regular contact with Congress, the executive branch, interest groups, professional associations and think tanks.
The Policy team supports a wide array of the company’s clients across a diverse set of issues in health and health care, from combatting the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic to advancing transformative ideas to improve the health of vulnerable populations to spreading new models of medical education and care delivery.
Prior to joining Burness, Ben spent two years with the Washington, D.C., firm of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, and served as an aide to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield. A northern California native, Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
“I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside.” – Calvin (and Hobbes)