Education

  • AB, Dartmouth College

Professional certifications

  • Certified Structured Settlement Consultant

Contact

  • o: (202) 289-2060
  • f: (202) 289-8683
  • parnold@dawsonassociates.com
Peter’s extensive media and grassroots advocacy experience helps our clients shape and improve the publicity surrounding their programs.

With nearly 30 years experience in the White House, Capitol Hill and corporate lobbying, Peter has managed many successful campaigns to influence public policy. His expertise includes traditional media, social media and independent advocacy.

As executive director of a cable television coalition, Peter organized a lobbying and PR campaign that over three years stopped cable Internet regulations in more than a dozen states and the FCC. He testified before city and state legislatures and was a frequent guest on TV and talk radio.

Peter also served as executive director of a coalition of telephone companies that successfully lobbied more than a dozen states to reduce telephone access charges.  The coalition was so successful that its main legislative opponent spoke openly of the need to emulate its strategies.

Peter was also executive director for a coalition of global entertainment companies that successfully lobbied more than 15 states to update cable TV franchise laws.

From 1996 to 2014, he was a consultant to the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA), including three years as Deputy Executive Director.  He helped organize a coalition of consumer groups in a successful effort to pass legislation in Congress and 48 states restricting sales of structured settlement payment rights.

Other Experience

  • Peter was a White House speechwriter during the Reagan Administration.
  • He has also written speeches for several Governors, Senators, and Fortune 500 CEOs.