He has spent the last thirty years of his life on the political scene in Washington, DC. He currently works as a lobbyist and general consultant for NA Consulting Services. He entered the private sector in 2008, when he became the Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, a global consulting firm with offices and clients all over the world. Under his leadership, Hill & Knowlton was named “Agency of the Year” six years in a row.
Dhillon made the news recently when he correctly predicted the Republican Party would retake control of the United States Senate and strengthen its majority in the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterms. His prediction was unpopular at the time, six months before the elections, but he cited recent history and President Obama’s approval rating. Dhillon says that the President’s opposition party usually saw a boost in the legislative branch, especially during the second term of a presidency.
The late US Congressman from California Bob Matsui hired Dhillon as his Chief of Staff in 1988, a position he stayed with until 1993, when President Bill Clinton chose him to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs within the United States Department of Transportation. Clinton quickly realized he had a world-class talent, and recognized Dhillon as one of the top Asian American political appointees at a ceremony in the White House.
Between 1995 and 1998, Neal Dhillon (https://www.crunchbase.com/person/neil-dhillon)worked as the Director of Media and Public Affairs at the American Academy of Actuaries. The American Academy of Actuaries is a Washington, DC-based professional association with around 18,000 members, including consultants, corporate executives, regulators, government officials, academics, and retired actuaries.