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.
Over his three decades as a corporate and political strategist, Darren Peters has served as a skilled and valued advisor to Fortune 500 companies, federal executive departments, and presidential nominees. His expertise spans many critical issues, including finance, energy, business development, technology, and cybersecurity.
As the founder and managing partner of the Peter Damon Group (PDG), a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in public affairs, business development, and event management, Peters leads a team of seasoned experts serving a diverse roster of clients. Prior to forming PDG, he was the Director of Federal Government Affairs for Entergy Corporation. Peters has also provided strategic advice to companies on a number of federal legislative policy issues and managed grassroots programs and Political Action Committees (PACs).
Peters has a long history as a respected political strategist, working on national, federal, and local campaigns in grassroots field operations, as well as leading voter participation efforts. He held several senior positions at the Democratic National Committee, and served in both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns, including as the Southern Political Director in 1996.
Most recently, Peters provided political counsel to Secretary and First Lady Hillary Clinton in two presidential election campaigns. As her traveling political advisor, Peters was at the Secretary’s side advising her on key campaign issues as she toured the country.
With an expansive background in government policy, Peters has 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. He worked in the Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy’s Policy and International Affairs Office.
Peters was also the founder and publisher of PowerPlay Magazine, a highly acclaimed publication that showcased African Americans in Arkansas and Washington, D.C. Under his direction, the brand also spawned the Annual Powerplay Awards and PowerPlay TV.
A devoted believer in giving back to his community, Peters is the former 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, the Pulaski County Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and the Executive Committee for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute 21st Century Council.
Among the numerous honors Peters has received for his political, corporate, and community work, Peters was inducted into the Delta Sigma Theta “Delta Presents” Hall of Fame and named the recipient of the Alpha Phi Alpha community service award. He earned the Odyssey Award from his alma mater Hendrix College and the Black Community Developers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. He was recently awarded the Spirit of Rosa Parks Courage Award by the Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute.
Peters lives in Arlington, Virginia. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hendrix College.