As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Michael 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.
Michael also serves as CEO of Peterson Management, LLC, which manages the Peterson family assets, and is Co-Founder of GPX Enterprises, LP, a private investment firm. In addition to his private sector career in business and finance, Michael 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, Michael received the "40 Under 40" award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Michael 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.
Michael 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. Michael, the son of Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Foundation, lives in New York with his wife, Tara Peters, and their two children.