For almost 20 years, Peter has worked tirelessly to make Atlanta a stronger, better city for all its residents. Deeply committed to public service, he has an unparalleled depth of experience inside and outside City Hall and has served as a trusted adviser to two mayoral administrations.
His partnership with Mayor Shirley Franklin to develop a turn-around plan for the city helped save taxpayers millions of dollars due to increased operational efficiencies. In 2010, he took a leave of absence from being a partner at Bain and Company to join the administration of Mayor Kasim Reed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the City of Atlanta.
As COO, Peter oversaw all city operating departments, including the police and fire departments as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He helped build a better-trained and larger police department with the latest technology, improved fire response times, guided the city to a financially-sound operating position and focused on improving neighborhoods, from parks to recreation centers.
Peter’s passion for Atlanta comes from his desire to make a better Atlanta for his family. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 21 years, have three teenage children and are active in the community. Peter’s service on Boards of Directors has included the Atlanta Police Foundation, The West Side Future Fund, Partners for HOME, the Atlanta Continuum of Care for the Homeless, the Woodruff Arts Center, The Atlanta Committee for Progress, The Galloway School, and The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.Lisa has served on the boards of The Galloway School, the Carl E Sanders YMCA, Atlanta’s American Jewish Committee, and Sisters by Choice, a breast cancer awareness organization. As a religiously mixed family — Peter is Presbyterian and Lisa and the children are Jewish — they value service to others, inclusion and diversity at home and in the community.
Peter’s knowledge about the public and private sectors, his commitment to family and community, and his enthusiasm and love for the City of Atlanta make him the right leader, right now to be Mayor of the City of Atlanta.