Wednesday, 8 July 2015

An Extensive and Diverse Background in Politics

Neil Dhillon, ( an expert on history and how decisions from the past shape public policy and our political future, began his journey through politics in Washington, DC, where he attended The American University. After graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, he moved right into government work. His first government job was working for United States Congressman Bob Matsui. He quickly rose to Matsui’s Chief of Staff, officially taking the position in 1988. In 1993, he took his talents from Capitol Hill to the White House, where he took a position at the U.S. Department of Transportation. President Bill Clinton appointed him as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs for DOT, and not long after received an award as the top Asian American appointee. President Clinton formally recognized him with the award at a White House Ceremony the same year he joined DOT. He received this honor thanks to his hard-working and dedicated nature, especially in the field of politics. Clinton quickly recognized his talent, which opened doors to his time in the White House where he grew more familiar with Presidential politics, how the executive branch actually works and the effects of bureaucracy on politics, both presidential and business related. He is held in high regard with the Indian American community as well, mostly due to his position within the political scene at a national level.

After years at the White House, he shifted his career into the private sector. His first job outside of the White House was at the American Academy of Actuaries, which he joined in 1995. At this DC-based job with more than 18,000 members, including corporate executives, government officials, retired actuaries, consultants, regulators and academics, he became the Director of Media and Public Affairs. He moved on to his next job, Senior Vice President of Hill & Knowles International Public Relations, in 1998 and stayed until 2004. During his tenure with the governmental and lobbying affairs firm, he was able to help them earn “Agency of the Year” all six years. The international consulting firm had close to 90 offices throughout 49 countries around the world. He spent his time there managing a strong policy staff, as well as directing regular communications between his firm and the U.S. Congress and the White House.

This leader, who has devoted the past three decades of his life to Washington, DC’s political scene, currently works for NA Consulting Services as a general consultant as well as lobbyist. 

Work as a Lobbyist

Neil Dhillon, a political advisor and public policy expert, has spent a good portion of his life as a Global Public Affairs professional with insider political knowledge, as well as a lobbyist. He has done advising and been present in “war rooms” of a number of big name politicians, including Bob Matsui, former U.S. Congressman from California, who he worked for as his Chief of Staff. Former President Bill Clinton quickly appointed him to Senior Aide, where Clinton realized the full potential and commitment of this young man. He was later recognized at an official White House ceremony by President Clinton himself. Now, he works for NA Consulting services, a global firm specializing in public affairs and advocacy, media and crisis communication, strategic management and legislative affairs. He puts forth all his effort to provide his NA Consulting Services clients with a number of insights, including how to use public opinion to influence certain policy leaders, long-term legislative processes and regulatory reform.

Thanks to his time as a lobbyist, as well as his position at NA Consulting Services as their Global Public Affairs Professional, he has been able to spend the majority of his life pursuing his love of public policy and political history, all while shaping it for the better. With more than thirty years of experience in politics, including time spent at Capitol Hill and the White House, he has been able to develop and shape policy and government relation strategies for his growing number of powerful clients. His clients at the firm includes trade groups, foreign governments and Fortune 500 companies. He has also used his experience as President Bill Clinton’s Senior Aide and time at Hill and Knowlton International Public Relations firm to help political policy progress and move forward in a useful way.

Using History to Predict the Future

His latest political prediction made the news in 2014, where he made an unpopular prediction that the Republican Party would strengthen its majority within the House of Representatives and completely retake control of the U.S. Senate during the 2014 midterm elections. He made his prediction six months before the elections took place, but he stood firm on his prediction after citing President Obama’s below-average approval rating and other recent history. He also went on to say the President’s opposition party would most likely see a boost within the legislative branch, specifically during Obama’s second presidency term.

He has an edge on other political consultants ( thanks to his extensive knowledge of history. It started when he graduated from The American University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor’s in Political Science back in 1984. He has since maintained a strong interest in world history, specifically geared towards how it affects both present and future political climates.

He is also a strong believer in the saying, “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” He uses the past as his own personal laboratory, examining it to determine why people in organized societies do some of the things they do. He’s used his vast knowledge of history to perform advising on a number of powerful companies, Congressmen, foreign governments, politicians, trade groups and others. He has a powerful understanding of how past decisions affect present and future decisions, especially in regards to politics.

Neil Dhillon ( believes that in order to be a fully informed citizen who is looking to participate in Democracy and political decisions, it is your duty to examine the past and have an understanding of it. He knows that the past is able to reveal solutions to problems both today and in the future.

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