Darren Peters

A skilled and respected corporate and political strategist, Darren Peters is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Peter Damon Group (PDG), a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs, business development and event management consulting firm. He leads a diverse team of seasoned experts who bring experience, innovation, and teamwork to achieve results for a diverse roster of clients.

​Before forming PDG in 2017, Peters worked in the corporate arena where he provided strategic advice on a number of federal legislative policy issues and managed grassroots programs and Political Action Committees (PACs). With an expansive background in government policy, Peters previously worked as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the White House, and as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy’s Policy and International Affairs Office.


As a veteran strategist with national and local campaigns, Peters has provided strategic political counsel to principals in two presidential election bids, including both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, and has held several senior positions at the Democratic National Committee.


​Along with his political work, Peters was also the founder and publisher of PowerPlay Magazine, a highly acclaimed publication that highlighted African Americans in Arkansas and later in Washington, D.C.  Under his direction, the brand also spawned the Annual Powerplay Awards and PowerPlay TV.


​Peters has been devoted to community service throughout his career. He was the chairman of the Central Arkansas Transit Authority and a founding member and former vice president of 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock. He was a board member and advisor to the Safe, Healthy, Affordable, Reliable Energy NY (SHARE NY) Board and the Executive Committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute 21st Century Council.  


Among his numerous awards, Peters was inducted into the Delta Sigma Theta “Delta Presents” Hall of Fame; named the recipient of the Alpha Phi Alpha community service award; earned the Odyssey Award from his alma mater Hendrix College; the Black Community Developers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Community Service Award; and was recently awarded the Spirit of Rosa Parks Courage Award by the Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute.

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