Peter has been a leader at J Street for over a dozen years. He was Co-chair of the NYC Chapter for four years, joined the National Board in 2016 and was elected Vice Chair in 2021. He is a retired partner of TRG Management, an emerging markets asset management company. Prior to this he spent 17 years at JP Morgan. When he left JP Morgan Chase in 2001 he was Co-Head of U.S. Fixed Income Sales.

Peter is currently a member of the New Israel Fund International Council and a former board member of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Jewish Currents Magazine, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and of Exit Art.

Peter grew up in Vienna, Austria, received a BA in Economics in 1982 from Vassar College and an MBA in International Finance in 1984 from The Wharton School. He lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Carrie Shapiro.