Peter B. Dorsch comes to Venture Strategic with years of experience in political strategy and government relations. A native of Whittier, California, Peter attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where he majored in Political Science, and ran his first successful campaign for a local city councilman.
While attending BYU, Peter spent a semester in Washington, D.C., and interned in the office of Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (CA-25) where he got his first taste of life on the Hill. Following graduation, Peter returned to Washington, D.C. and continued working on behalf of Congressman McKeon. After completing a second internship he joined the office of U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), where he served as the Congressman’s Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent. Peter has also volunteered for Congressional campaigns in California, Utah, and Pennsylvania.
Looking for a warmer climate, Peter returned to sunny southern California where he attended the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. The highlight of his time at Pepperdine was interning with the Los Angeles Lakers Community Relations Department, the premiere community relations operation in professional sports. Peter was then accepted to the prestigious Glazer Institute Program for Jewish Studies and completed a fellowship with the Israel Football Association’s community relations department. Peter spent the summer assisting in the planning and logistics for the 2013 UEFA U-21 tournament hosted by Israel and researching community relations initiatives. After returning from Israel, Peter earned his Masters of Public Policy (MPP) with an emphasis in American Government and International Relations from Pepperdine University.
Peter spent his time after graduation working on a number of public affairs projects including his management of the Craig Foster for Santa Monica Unified School Board campaign. Peter’s leadership helped the campaign overcome a distinct electoral disadvantage, leading Craig Foster to become the first Malibu resident in ten years elected to the board.