Pete Peterson ’89 Thought Leader on Civic Engagement
Pete Peterson ’89 was the Republican candidate for California Secretary of State in 2014. Over the course of Pete’s campaign, he received endorsements from 14 of the top 15 newspapers in California. The Los Angeles Times got behind Pete as did the San Francisco Chronicle, who recognized Pete as “refreshing” with credentials and enthusiasm that are perfectly tailored.
As a four-year GW Crew team member, Pete became active in civic engagement after more than 15 years working in the private sector.
Currently, Pete is Executive Director of Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute. He is a nationally-recognized speaker and writer on public engagement and is writes for a variety major news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as Rightly Understood and numerous blogs. He has also been a contributing author to “Place As Pragmatic Policy” and “Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America” (New Atlantis Books, 2014).
He lives with his wife in Malibu, CA where Pete waits for his beloved Green Bay Packers to win another Super Bowl.