As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Michael Peterson combines extensive private sector experience with his dedication to public service. He oversees the strategic direction of the Foundation, guiding policy and shaping its major initiatives, partnerships and long-term objectives.
Peterson also serves as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC and is Co-Founder of GPX Enterprises, LP, a private investment firm. In addition to his private sector career in business and finance, he has been involved in public policy and economics, serving in policy positions on Capitol Hill and presidential campaigns, as well as conducting economic research. In recognition of his significant achievements at a young age, Peterson received the "40 Under 40" award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Peterson serves on the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Partnership for New York City, and is a Trustee of WNET and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, he received the Corporate Community Achievement Award from the Northside Center for Child Development. Additionally, he has established his own foundation, which focuses on a variety of philanthropic areas.
Peterson graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Honors from Brown University, where he was awarded the Taubman Prize for his thesis. He received his master's degree from the London School of Economics. He lives in New York with his wife and their two children.