Peterson Solutions Fund Names Brett Loper as New Executive Director

NEW YORK (November 2, 2023) — Brett Loper has been named Executive Director of the nonpartisan Peterson Solutions Fund (PSF) according to an announcement today. Loper has spent decades working in Washington advising lawmakers and businesses on key policy matters. As leader of PSF, he will bring a deep knowledge of political strategy and policymaking as well as a commitment to public service. He will work to advance initiatives to stabilize America’s fiscal outlook, improve the performance of our healthcare system and strengthen the pillars of our democracy to support a growing, thriving economy over the long term. Loper will also serve as Senior Advisor to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Currently, Loper is Executive Vice President for Government Affairs at American Express, where he leads the team that coordinates American Express’ engagement strategy with policymakers in the United States and around the globe. Prior to his work at American Express, Mr. Loper was Deputy Chief of Staff to House Speaker John Boehner and served as his top policy advisor and chief legislative strategist. He has held a number of senior roles in the White House and Congress, including the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Majority Leader’s office, and the White House Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our organization. His extensive experience leading efforts to engage policymakers will further our mission to advance more sustainable fiscal and economic policies,” said Michael A. Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Peterson Philanthropies.“Brett has the vision and expertise needed to develop and expand the work of PSF and help achieve bipartisan solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the nation.”

“There is no more important mission today than solving our nation’s fiscal challenges, addressing the inefficiencies in our healthcare system, and strengthening the fundamentals of our democracy,” said Mr. Loper. “I am thrilled to join the talented team at the Peterson Solutions Fund and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, helping to advocate for solutions that improve the policymaking process, economy, and everyday life of Americans.”

Loper will be based in Washington DC.

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