About Peter

Fenn Communications Group is one of the nation’s top political and public affairs media firms. Since 1983, they have worked in over 300 campaigns, from President to Mayor, and represented a number of Fortune 500 companies. Peter has been in partnership with Tom King, Steve Murphy and Mark Putnam, producing ads for candidates in all 50

The Hill newspaper called the firm “one of the premier communications shops”; Roll Call said they were a “media consulting powerhouse”; and the New York Times referred to their “gold-plated client list.”

Increasingly, Fenn Communications Group has been assisting clients such as General
Motors, Lockheed-Martin, 3M, The National Association of REALTORS, The Brookings
Institution and the Humane Society of the U.S to provide strategic communications
advice and produce image and issue advertising.

Prior to forming the firm, Peter was the first Executive Director of Democrats for the
80’s, a political action committee founded by Pamela Harriman and then-Governor
Bill Clinton. Peter also served on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee and as
Washington Chief of Staff for Senator Frank Church. In 1983, Peter helped found and
was the first Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics.

In 1996 and 1998, the firm was chosen as the lead media consultants for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, producing ads that helped win back seats for the Democrats. Peter served as a surrogate spokesperson on cable news programs for Gore 2000, Kerry in 2004 and in the general election for Obama 2008.

Peter has consulted overseas for the Agency for International Development and the
National Endowment for Democracy. He produced television programs in Russia,
Bosnia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and consulted for political parties and
candidates in such countries as South Africa, Mozambique, Romania, Latvia, Colombia,
Northern Ireland, and Hungary. He worked in Egypt in 2012, conducting seminars with a dozen political parties, teaching over 80 participants.

His writing and producing have earned him Pollie Awards from the American
Association of Political Consultants, Telly Awards, Summit Awards, Vision Awards and
the award from PRNews for the Best Public Service Ad Campaign of 2005.

Peter has a B.A. from Macalester College, where he was President of the Alumni
Association and where he is currently a Trustee. He earned a M.A. in International
Relations from the University of Southern California. He has been an Adjunct Professor
at George Washington’s Graduate School of Political Management since 1995. Peter
appears frequently as a TV commentator on the major networks and on cable news