Bachelor, Macalester College, 1970; Master of Arts, University of Southern California, 1972.
The firm has worked in over 300 campaigns, from presidential to mayoral, and represented a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 2003, Fenn incorporated as the Fenn Communications Group. In addition to political campaigns, they have aided clients such as General Motors, Lockheed Martin, 3M, National Association of Realtors, The Brookings Institution, Purdue Pharma and the Humane Society of the United States in providing strategic communications advice and producing image and issue advertising.
In campaign 2000, Fenn served as a surrogate spokesperson on cable news programs for Gore for President.
He performed the same role in 2004 for the Kerry for President campaign and in 2008 for Obama for President. Prior to forming the firm, Fenn was the first Executive Director of Democrats for the 80"s, a political action committee founded by Pamela Harriman and then-Governor Bill Clinton.
In 1983, Fenn aided in the founding and was the first Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics. Fenn has consulted overseas for the Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Peter Fenn has a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College, where he was President of the Alumni Association and where he is currently a trustee.
He earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Since 1985, Fenn has served as an adjunct professor at George Washington"s Graduate School of Political Management. Fenn was a rotating guest on Tucker, along with political analyst Pat Buchanan, until the show’s end in March 2008.
He also served as a guest host on Cable News Network"s Crossfire and The Spin Room, as well as Microsoft and National Broadcasting Company"s Equal Time.
Fenn appears frequently as a television commentator on the major networks and on cable news shows. Fenn also writes regular columns for several District of Columbia papers and blogs, including The Hill’s Pundit’s Blog, Politico, and United States. News and World Report.
He produced television programs in Russia, Bosnia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and consulted for political parties and candidates in such countries as South Africa, Mozambique, Romania, Latvia, Colombia, Northern Ireland and Hungary.
Board trustees Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, since 1996, president alumni association, 1994-1996, board directors alumni association, 1990-1996. Board directors Council Economic Priorities, New York City, 1985-1991. Member American Association Political Consultant (7 Telly awards 1997, 4 Pollie awards 1996).
Married Alison Hulett Seale, September 6, 1974. Children: Kristina, Dan.