Peggy A. Peterson

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Peggy Peterson is a versatile member of the government policy group with a solid background in policy and communications. A 25-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Peggy developed a depth of experience translating complex policy into clear concepts and helping clients articulate their best arguments. She is a superb writer with the ability to capture both style and substance. A strong communicator and issues manager, Peggy is able to quickly synthesize public policy information and develop sound strategies of advocacy that leverage her knowledge of the Hill’s inner workings. During her tenure on Capitol Hill, Peggy effectively represented the Republican position on financial services issues as an on-the-record spokeswoman. As Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, she has  an extensive record of managing legislative initiatives and crafting public communications for the Committee and its Chairman.

Select Experience

  • Provides Capitol Hill representation for a financial services self-regulatory organization. 
  • Provides Capitol Hill representation for a privately held company in the area of online training.
  • Presented client and issues on Capitol Hill, wrote testimony for a presentation at a committee hearing, and prepared a witness for a panel session and questioning for an executive of a trading platform for illiquid and alternative asset classes.
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Experience

  • Provides Capitol Hill representation for a financial services self-regulatory organization. 
  • Provides Capitol Hill representation for a privately held company in the area of online training.
  • Presented client and issues on Capitol Hill, wrote testimony for a presentation at a committee hearing, and prepared a witness for a panel session and questioning for an executive of a trading platform for illiquid and alternative asset classes.
  • Member of a team that guided a global business advisory firm on the potential purchase of a Washington, DC-based lobbying firm.  
  • Researched legislative history and assisted in creating the case for U.S. regulatory clearance of a new financial product for executives in association with an international financial concern.
  • Member of a team the counseled an international client through a high-profile U.S. government investigation.
  • Devised messaging adapted by a client for a coalition of banks from the Gulf Coast region.
  • Advised on Capitol Hill strategy regarding secondary mortgage markets for a developing alternative trading platform.
  • Researched and wrote white papers for international clients on complex global issues.
  • Assisted a litigation team in obtaining support for an amicus brief from a nonprofit organization in a case tried before a State Supreme Court.
  • Member of a team that created and presented a report from the management of a publicly traded company to its board of directors regarding financial irregularities in a subsidiary.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
    • Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director (2002 to 2006)
    • Communications Director (2001 to 2002)
  • Congressional Office of Michael G. Oxley: Communications Director/Press Secretary

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • B.A., English Literature, Westminster College, 1980, cum laude