Benjamin L. Milk of Rockville, Maryland, USA, principal of Milk Associates, a Washington, DC-area management consultancy specializing in the cold storage industry, died on April 4, following a six-month battle with brain cancer. He was 75 years old.
Milk started the consultancy in 2007, after serving for 13 years as vice president of the Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and World Food Logistics Organization (now known as the Global Cold Chain Alliance).
Prior to that he was executive vice president of Youth for Understanding, an international educational exchange organization dedicated to advance learning across cultures, from 1981-90. From 1972-81, Milk served as executive director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
A graduate of Antioch College, Milk received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Berg Milk; a brother, Richard Milk; his children, Meredith Milk and Jeremy Milk; and grandchildren, Drew Zaslav, Trey Zaslav, Kaya Milk and Kaeden Milk.