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Each year, City & State identifies 40 members of the next generation – all under the age of 40 – who are rising stars. This year, City & State named Milano alumnus Ben Kleinbaum to The New York City 40 Under 40 list.

Ben worked on political campaigns after college, but an interest in policy matters brought him to Milano’s Public and Urban Policy program, where he earned a master’s degree. A part-time job under the tutelage of James Capalino led to his current position of Senior Vice President and co-lead of the legislative and political affairs practice group at Capalino+Company. Ben told City & State: “My favorite part of the job is working with such a wide range of groups and a wide range of neighborhoods. I really get to learn about how the city works and hear about interesting ways to keep improving the city.”

Read more about Ben and all the 2018 honorees here.