Marcus Peacock is Chief Operating Officer at Business Roundtable, responsible for developing, aligning and executing the organization’s policy priorities. He is an expert on federal regulation, budgeting, and government performance systems. He has held a number of high-level posts in the US government including the Deputy Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Marcus also served as a staff director on committees in both the US House and Senate, directed a project on federal subsidies at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and, earlier in his career, was a licensed Professional Engineer.
Marcus is recognized for a number of achievements. While serving as EPA’s Chief Operating Officer, the agency won the President’s Award for Excellence in Overall Management two years in a row -- the first time an agency won the award back-to-back. At OMB, Marcus led the team that created the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) used to measure the performance of federal programs. Subsequently, the PART won Harvard University’s Innovations in Government Award and the American Society of Public Administration’s Leadership Award. He also holds the distinction of being the first political appointee to maintain a public blog.
Marcus has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.