Justin Peterson is Managing Partner of DCI Group, one of Washington’s most respected communications and public affairs firms. Mr. Peterson’s career in the political and public policy arena spans more than twenty five years, and he has helped to grow DCI Group into one of the largest independently owned firms of its kind in the United States. He designs and leads winning advocacy campaigns for DCI’s roster of clients.
Justin has developed a particular specialty advising clients in the financial services industry and has built one of the most effective investor and creditor advocacy practices in the United States. He has served as the communications and public affairs advisor to a number of creditor committees in some of the most high-profile bankruptcies and sovereign debt disputes in recent history, including Puerto Rico, General Motors and Argentina. From 2020-2023, he served as a member of the Puerto Rico Financial Management and Oversight Board, a position to which he was appointed by President Donald J. Trump.
Justin also specializes in energy and environmental policy issues management. He advises DCI’s clients on a range of issues related to energy and climate and has helped to develop and lead successful campaigns aimed at the enactment of policies that will ensure America’s future energy security and economic growth.
Prior to his tenure at DCI Group, Justin worked in political campaigns and as an aide on Capitol Hill. In the 2000 election cycle, he served as Iowa Political Director for Secretary Elizabeth Dole’s campaign for president. He later worked in Iowa for President George W. Bush’s successful 2000 campaign. Justin got his start in politics working for Rep. Jon Christensen (R-NE), serving on the Congressman’s campaigns and as an aide in Washington.
A native of Nebraska, Justin attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he was elected president of the student body and served as an ex-officio member the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his family.