2017 Forty Under 40: Andrew Miller

Bose Public Affairs Group

As the youngest principal at one of the largest public affairs and lobbying firms in Indiana, Miller is at the forefront of connecting businesses, not-for-miller.jpgprofits and other groups to government.

Age: 38

Birthplace/hometown: Baltimore, Maryland/White Hall, Maryland

Family: wife, Maggie; children, Kathryn, 5; Jonathan, 3; and infant Alexander

Education: bachelor’s in social sciences, Frostburg State University

Years with company: 16

Getting here: A chance meeting in a Georgetown bar led to an offer to work for then-House Democratic Speaker John Gregg. Miller packed up his car and headed to Indiana, where he soon found himself doing campaign work for a Dearborn County House race. “I didn’t really have a plan after that,” he said, but he hit it off with Ed Treacy, who was helping Gregg with campaigns, and was soon hired as a public affairs assistant.

Major company achievements during his tenure: Miller was the first employee hired after the merger of Bose McKinney & Evans and Ed Treacy and Associates. “Over the course of that time, the firm grew from a small boutique lobbying firm into a multifaceted full-service public affairs firm.”

Transitional professional moment: During his junior year, Miller was appointed to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening. “I was focused on study for a career as a high school history teacher but, during my time on the board, I learned that politics and government were my calling.”

Recent business challenge: “A few years ago, a longtime friend and colleague left the firm to join another firm. I considered him my partner and we shared most of our client work for almost 10 years. It was hard to accept, but I wished him well and we remain friends to this day. The move forced me to reinvent myself and my approach to government relations.”

Givebacks: Miller serves on the board of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and is a volunteer with Best Buddies and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.•

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