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, 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, FCG 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 (MN), for whom he was President of the Alumni Association and is currently a Trustee. He earned an 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 shows.
Peter Fenn is available for solo speeches, seminars and debates through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau. His speech topics are customized to the sponsor’s specific audience.