Peter D. Rosenstein
Consulting, Public Speaking, and Commentary

Principal: Peter D. Rosenstein

Consulting, Public Speaking, and Commentary

Rosenstein is available as a consultant, speaker, and commentator with extensive experience and expertise in: Politics, education, healthcare, local government, LGBT affairs, fundraising, and not-for-profit management.

Rosenstein began his career as a teacher in the New York City School System. He then spent many years in government as an aide to Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (D-NY), Coordinator of Local Government for the New York City Mayor’s Office, and Executive Director of the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals/Implementation Unit in the Carter administration.

Rosenstein has 34 years of experience as CEO of national associations including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Accountants for the Public Interest, National Association for Gifted Children, and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He is a turn-around specialist helping associations rebuild their organization, develop membership benefits, and build multi-million dollar reserve accounts.

Rosenstein founded ARTS in ACTION an organization focused on raising funds for HIV/AIDS education and care, served on the Community Board of Whitman Walker Health, served five years as Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, and co-founded the Campaign for All DC Families serving as its president to coordinate the fight for marriage-equality in the District of Columbia.

Rosenstein chaired the issue committees and wrote the platforms for D.C. Mayor’s Anthony Williams and Adrian Fenty. He has presented on various issues to groups across the nation and has appeared on TV as a commentator on issues including LGBT rights, politics and education. Rosenstein is a columnist for the Washington Blade and the Georgetown Dish and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post; writing on politics, local government, healthcare, the media, LGBT issues, and the theater.

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  • Born and Educated in NY
  • Taught public school in Harlem
  • Worked as an Aide to Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (D-NY)
  • Coordinator of Local Government for the city of New York, Mayor’s Office
  • Executive Director White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals/Implementation Unit for the Carter Administration, member Department of Education Transition Team
  • Association CEO for nearly 35 years, former board member DC Chapter Professional Convention Management Association, former Chair, ASAE Government Affairs Committee
  • Freelance journalist with regular columns in the Washington Blade and Georgetown Dish. Regular contributor to the Huffington Post D.C., media, political and Gay Voices sections.
  • Community, LGBT and Democratic activist partial listing of activities:
    • President /Founder ARTS in ACTION;
    • Former member Community Board Whitman Walker Health;
    • Former Vice Chair Board of Trustees University of the District of Columbia;
    • Founding board member/incorporator Media Matters;
    • Founding Member/Incorporator/First and current President Campaign for All DC Families;
    • Issues Chair Jarvis for Mayor 1990;
    • Co-chair Issues committee Schwartz for Mayor 1994;
    • Issues Co-chair Anthony Williams for Mayor 1998 and 2002;
    • Issues Chair Fenty for Mayor 2006;
    • Only DC elected Hillary Clinton Delegate 2008;
    • Member Obama 2008 National LGBT Steering Committee;
    • Finance committee member Hillary for America.
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