Erik Milito is the president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and took the helm of the offshore energy association effective November 1, 2019.
Mr. Milito has extensive experience in implementing strategic outreach and public relations platforms for high profile issues on behalf of the energy industry. He is a seasoned spokesperson and lobbyist, testifying before Congress on key energy issues on numerous occasions.
Mr. Milito comes to NOIA from the American Petroleum Institute (API), where he served for the past 17 years, most recently as Vice President, Upstream and Industry Operations, covering regulatory, legislative, and technical matters related to U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production. He previously served as managing counsel at API, covering a wide range of legal issues. From 2000 to 2002, Milito served as a career attorney in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate from 1995 to 2000, and in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2000-2004, before resigning at the rank of Major. Milito holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Beth have four children, Will, Helen, Evie, and Jake and live in Alexandria, VA.