America’s economic strength is closely tied to our fiscal outlook. A strong fiscal foundation is essential for a healthy economy, with rising incomes, opportunity, and mobility, now and in the future.
Our mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of the key fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-partisan organization dedicated to addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges to ensure a better economic future. Founded by Pete Peterson and led by Chairman and CEO Michael Peterson, the Foundation works with leading policy experts, elected officials, and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. The Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.
Founder (1926 - 2018)
Our Board of Directors establishes the Foundation’s strategy and priorities and provides oversight of grants, projects, communications, and finances to ensure that our actions contribute effectively toward our mission.
Chairman and CEO
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Communications
As executive vice president of strategy and communications for the Peterson Foundation, Loretta develops powerful campaigns and comprehensive strategies designed to advance public awareness of and increase engagement in the Foundation’s mission, and shape long-term objectives. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2010, she held the most senior communications positions at Pfizer and Columbia University, and for the last two years of President Clinton’s second term, she was assistant to the president and director of White House communications.
Senior Policy Advisor
Susan uses her extensive background in budget and fiscal policy to identify potential new partners and new projects, especially those focused on the connections between long-term demographic, economic and fiscal trends, that would help further the Foundation’s mission. Susan joined the Foundation in 2008. Her earlier experience includes the career staff of the White House Office of Management of Budget, Associate Director and Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and work with non-governmental budget and policy organizations.
Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
Carrie oversees the Peterson Foundation’s communications strategy, working to increase awareness and action in Washington and across America to put our nation on a more sustainable fiscal course. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Carrie was Chief of Communications for the United Nations Global Compact where she spent 13 years focused on corporate responsibility, globalization and sustainable development issues. Earlier in her career, Carrie was a Vice President at Hill & Knowlton specializing in crisis communications.
Vice President, Research
Jeff came to the Peterson Foundation in August 2017 after 26 years at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). For the previous 18 years, Jeff was Chief of the Projections Unit at CBO, where he oversaw the production and data compilation of large parts of publications such as The Budget and Economic Outlook and An Analysis of the President’s Budget. He brings extensive experience in fiscal and economic policy, budget process, and data analysis.
Our Advisory Board provides advice on the Foundation’s strategic direction, priorities, initiatives and annual activities. To best serve our mission, the Board features a wide range of backgrounds, experience and perspectives:
Sec. Robert Rubin: Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former United States Secretary of the Treasury
Sec. George Shultz: Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Thomas W. & Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institute — Stanford University; Former United States Secretary of State
Diana Aviv: Former CEO of Feeding America and former President and CEO of Independent Sector
Craig Barrett: Former Chairman, Intel Corporation
Richard Beattie: Chairman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Sen. William Bradley: Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC; Former United States Senator
Barry Diller: Chairman, IAC/InterActiveCorp
Roger Ferguson, Jr.: President and CEO, TIAA-CREF
Harvey Fineberg: President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Leslie Gelb: President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
William Novelli: Professor, Georgetown University; Former CEO, AARP
Richard Plepler: Chairman and CEO, Home Box Office
Richard Salomon: Managing Partner, East End Advisors LLC
Sheryl Sandberg: Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sec. Donna Shalala: Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy, University of Miami; Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
David Beaumont Smith: Managing Director, Presidio Institute
Paul Volcker: Chairman, The Volcker Alliance; Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
David M. Walker: Former Comptroller General of the United States