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2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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Backseat Drivers For Ted and Alexandra Milos, running Metropolitan Limousine is all in the family. "Cars are in my blood," says Alexandra Milos, and she's not kidding. The daughter of Metropolitan Limousine founder Ted Milos, she's been riding in style since the day Ted and wife Veronica brought newborn Alexandra home from the hospital in a Lincoln stretch limo from Milos's fleet. Now 25, she joined the company as an account executive specializing in group sales and high-profile clients in January of last year. Says proud father Ted, "She's helped energize the business—and added a little enthusiasm on my part." In reality, Alexandra has been a part of the company since that first ride home. "When I was little, I thought of the people at [Dad's] office as family," she says. "So it's funny now, to be on the other side working with them." His daughter's enthusiasm has reminded Ted of the importance of treating everyone like family, too. "I've learned since Alexandra has come on that I need to stay more in touch with employees," he says. Ted was inspired to establish the business with partner Tom Mulligan after chauffeuring for a summer before law school (he recalls that the company they worked for did things "so poorly, we decided to buy new cars and do it right"). In the ensuing 42 years Metropolitan has seen much success. It's the official driving partner of every five-star hotel in Chicago and has carried celebrities from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney, so for Alexandra, who earned a degree in psychology from DePaul University, getting involved was a given. "My dad means everything to me, so what is important to him is important to me," she says. "That was my main drive for getting involved with the company. I just also happen to love cars." MA MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 098-103_MA_FEAT_Portrait_Winter14.indd 103 103 1/10/14 11:29 AM

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