Kim Peyser is an expert in complex operations and turning ideas into realities, demonstrated during her time in the Executive Branch of the Obama Administration, as well as non-profits, political campaigns, and her community. Kim recently launched Stanton Park Events and Advisory, LLC (SPE&A) to put these skills to work full time and build capacity for organizations. At SPE&A, Kim is focused on delivering services in three areas: operations, events, and navigating Washington, DC.
While Kim started out as a teacher, she left that role in 2008 to work for the Democratic National Campaign Committee in Denver before moving to the Falls Church, VA office for the Obama campaign. In the Obama Administration, she held several roles at the Small Business Administration and the US Department of Commerce (DOC). Her final role was as Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer at DOC. There, she oversaw the operations and project management for the 500 employee office of the CFO, managed and tracked priority projects across the Department for Secretary Pritzker, and helped the Department navigate the $9 billion budget process. Throughout her 12-year career, Kim has planned many events ranging in size and type, from 50 person networking happy hours, to large scale events for hundreds of people attended by President Obama, to strategic planning days for the leadership of the DOC.
Kim has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's Degree from Colgate University. She was born in DC and loves to find and enjoy the great spaces all around town to bring people together. When she isn't checking things off a to-do list, you can find her eating in a favorite restaurant or rooting for a DC sports team with her husband, Greg, and dog, Dakota.