San Juan – The Fiscal Control Board (JCF) welcomed the appointment of Justin Peterson – Managing Partner of DCI Group, a Washington, DC-based public affairs and communications consulting firm – to the Board on Friday.
“We look forward to working alongside Justin Peterson to advance the mission of the Board, as mandated by PROMESA,” said David Skeel, JCF president in written communication.
“His vast experience will certainly prove to be a valuable resource in the Board’s ongoing efforts to restore fiscal responsibility, transparency, and economic growth for the benefit of the people of Puerto Rico,” he added.
Peterson leads DCI Group’s energy practice and has advised senior executives in the oil and natural gas industry for more than two decades.
His work portfolio includes directing campaigns for the successful development of energy-related infrastructure projects.
He has more than a decade of experience advising clients in the financial sector, serving as an investor advisor in several high-profile situations, including Argentina, General Motors, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
During Peterson’s leadership of the DCI Group, the company has grown to become one of the largest independent firms of its kind in the United States.
“It is an honor for me to serve President Trump and the people of the United States, especially those who reside in Puerto Rico,” Peterson said.
“I look forward to getting to work immediately using my position on the Board to help President Trump bring jobs, development and investment to the island.”
In the 2000 election cycle, Peterson served as Iowa political director for Secretary Elizabeth Dole’s presidential campaign, and later served in that crucial state for President George W. Bush’s campaign. A native of Nebraska, Peterson got his start in politics working for former Representative Jon Christensen of Nebraska. He currently resides in Washington with his family.