Peter A. Peyser 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 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). (He later reunited professionally with Ms. Ferraro when he recruited her to join him at Blank Rome Government Relations in 2006.)
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 serves as Chairman Emeritus of the US Fellow 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.
Beth Boehlert is an Associate at Peyser Associates LLC. Ms. Boehlert and Mr. Peyser have worked together since 2005 when she joined Peyser Associates, Inc. She came to Blank Rome Government Relations in July, 2005 when Peyser Associates merged into that firm. Before 2005 Beth worked on the staffs of Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Thomas W. Ewing (R-IL). She also served as a government affairs representative at the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Beth assists clients in developing strategies to achieve legislative goals and successfully apply for discretionary grants from federal agencies. She works to implement those strategies by maintaining quality relationships on Capitol Hill on both sides of the aisle and in the administration. She has worked with particular focus on transportation and environmental issues.
Beth is a graduate of Villanova University and is a member of Women in Government Relations.She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children.