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eter Arnold founded Arnold Consulting Group in 1998 after more than 15 years of lobbying, White House and Capitol Hill experience. Since then, he has served as executive director and spokesman for several Washington, D.C.-based corporate coalitions, compiling a successful record in media advocacy and lobbying.

As executive director for a telephone industry coalition from 2006 to 2010, he managed a successful federal and 12-state lobbying and public relations campaign against broadband "neutrality" regulations.

He also served as spokesman for a high-tech coalition's successful effort to pass a federal Internet tax moratorium and executive director for a cable television coalition that successfully opposed state and federal "open access" broadband regulations. In this latter capacity, he testified before more than a dozen legislatures and frequently appeared on television and radio.

Peter also served as executive director for a telephone industry coalition that lobbied state regulators to reduce phone access charges. Through aggressive public affairs and advertising, the coalition succeeded in having access charges reduced in more than a dozen states.


Since 2008, Peter has been the Director of Media Services for Dawson & Associates, the nation's premier Federal environmental lobbying firm. The Dawson team includes more than a dozen retired Generals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including four retired Commanding Generals. Peter oversees the firm's offerings in crisis communication, social media, and grassroots advocacy on behalf of its clients.


A former White House speechwriter and Congressional press secretary, Peter ran his first national media campaign from 1993 to 1995 as director of public affairs for UN-50 in New York, which organized the United Nations' 50th anniversary.


From 1995 to 2014, he handled all public affairs services for The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA). Using third-party outreach, he organized support that helped pass consumer protection legislation covering sales of structured annuities in Congress and 48 states. From 2010 to 2014, he served as NSSTA's Deputy Executive Director.


He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a law-business executive education program sponsored by the structured settlement industry at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. He is also a member of the Alumni Board of The Landon School in Bethesda, MD.