Miles Baker brings to SEARCH 20+ years of experience helping clients successfully navigate Alaska’s complex business, political and cultural landscape. He is the Managing Principal of Miles Baker Alaska, an Anchorage based strategic consulting and lobbying practice. The firm provides government relations, business strategy, policy development and communications services.
Miles is an expert at helping organizations navigate his home state, where he has served in leadership roles in the executive, legislative and congressional branches of government, and managed complex policy initiatives through a range of public and legislative processes.
He was senior policy advisor to Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. He served as Legislative Director, responsible for managing the Governor’s legislative and policy agenda, and as Infrastructure Investment Coordinator leading Alaska’s implementation of the $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Miles led government relations for the University of Alaska System, managing federal, state, and local affairs. He was VP External Affairs & Government Relations for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, State Director for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and a policy advisor in her Washington D.C office. He spent a decade with the Alaska Legislature as senior budget and appropriations staff for the Senate Finance Committee and as Chief of Staff to Senator Bert Stedman.
Before returning to Alaska in 2004, Miles was an entertainment executive in Los Angeles, a Six-Sigma Black Belt at NBC Entertainment, National Director of Sales and Marketing at Sony-BMG Music and held senior roles in their classical and jazz division. He began his music career in artist development at Island Records and Arista Records.
Miles has been an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Business and Public Policy.
He is a former U.S. Marine Corps logistics officer, holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.