Peter A. Peyser is Principal of Peyser Associates LLC. He is an innovative strategist who designs solutions to the financial and procedural challenges to implementing projects and programs. He employs his network of contacts in the federal government, in statehouses and city halls, in the financial sector and in industry to help clients in each of these areas interact successfully with one another to achieve mutual goals.
Peter’s practice focuses on transportation policy, funding and financing. For more than 35 years he has represented public transit agencies, state departments of transportation, engineers, builders, suppliers and the financial community to advance major transportation projects and programs throughout the United States.
Peter began his professional career as a staff member to three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), James J. Delaney (D-NY) and Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-NY).
Following his service on Capitol Hill, Peter served in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York under Mayor Edward I. Koch (D). He was the Assistant Director of the city’s Washington office and was the city’s lead lobbyist on transportation, housing and economic development issues.
In 1982, Peter formed the public affairs and lobbying firm Peyser Associates, Inc. From that platform he and his colleagues represented numerous public and private sector clients in their relationships with each other and the federal government. Clients he served at Peyser Associates, Inc. included state and local governments, regional transportation agencies, non-profits and clients in the transportation and financial industries.
In 2005, Peyser Associates Inc. merged into Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, a subsidiary of the law firm Blank Rome LLP. Peter joined the firm as a Senior Principal and was made Practice Group Leader in 2006 and Managing Principal in 2009. In his positions at Blank Rome he led a group of up to 26 professionals with both a domestic and international government relations practice.
Seeking opportunities to expand his practice into more innovative approaches to financing and developing major initiatives, Peter opened Peyser Associates LLC in June 2012.
Peter is married to Lisa Jared Daniels, and is the father of Kim Peyser. He is Chairman Emeritus of the US Fellows of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (http://www.theRSA.org ), a UK-based non-profit.
Peter received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Williams College and a Master of Arts in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University.