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
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.
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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Steve is responsible for day-to-day execution and management at both the Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare. He translates high-level goals and strategies into actionable plans and oversees the key aspects of operations necessary to deliver on these plans. Steve most recently served as the Director of Business Operations and Strategy for Quantcast, an artificial intelligence-driven technology company, and was previously an Associate Partner at Oliver Wyman. Steve received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
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: