Senior Associate

Dr. Peters has a distinguished track record of helping nonprofits strengthen their operations and enhance their strategic outcomes. He has extensive experience across diverse nonprofit sectors in community relations, fundraising, leadership development, human resources, operations, and planning. His past posts have included senior administrative and adjunct professor roles at Marquette University and Syracuse University. Most recently, he has served as a Loaned Executive for Milwaukee’s United Performing Arts Fund and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. He was honored as the Loaned Executive of the Year for United Way for his exemplary work with nearly ninety non-profit organizations. His record of civic engagement is similarly broad. He is a member of the cabinet for United Way and serves as a board member for Global Brigades in Seattle, WA and locally for In Tandem Theater and has been active in many other local non-profit organizations.

Dr. Peters received his B.S. and M.B.A from Southern Illinois University and his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University. He is recently married and now lives in Oconomowoc with his wife, Dr. Mary Kay Ellis. He enjoys biking, swimming, cross country skiing, and many other outdoor activities.