While Pete is one of Denver’s top independent lobbyists, his clients have quickly learned that he has exceptional association leadership and management skills as well.
As the registered lobbyist for Colorado Telecommunications Association (CTA), Pete not only led that organization’s multi-year advocacy efforts on telecommunication regulatory reform and other major public policy initiatives, he also has served as CTA’s Executive Vice President since 2008. In this capacity, Pete manages all activities of the association, including administration, finance, member relations, event planning and, of course, state and federal advocacy.
For a six month period in 2010, Pete agreed to serve as Interim CEO for the Credit Union Association of Colorado (CUAC) and helped facilitate that group’s merger with credit union associations in Arizona and Wyoming. During that period, he also managed the organization’s government affairs program and led CUAC’s activities related to education, member relations, finance, marketing and sales.
Similarly, from June through December of 2011, Pete stepped up as Interim CEO of Colorado Concerns, a strategic alliance of more than one hundred Colorado CEOs working to promote economic development in the state. He managed all activities of the organization including administration, finance, member relations, event planning and political advocacy. During that time, Pete also coordinated the search process for a permanent CEO.
“I don’t like the term or image of a ‘hired gun’ lobbyist,” Pete explains. “I invest my energy into the entire organization when I represent a group. I guess my leadership and management skills become apparent and quite often I’m given the opportunity to take on a larger role with the organizations I represent at the statehouse.”