Business Roundtable Announces Marcus Peacock as Executive Vice President

April 12th, 2017

Veteran Government Official to Lead Policy Development for Organization

Washington — Business Roundtable today announced the hiring of Marcus Peacock, a veteran government official and expert in federal regulation, budgeting and public policy, as its new Executive Vice President.

Peacock brings more than 20 years of high-level government experience to the organization, which represents CEOs of leading U.S. corporations. He comes to Business Roundtable from the Office of Management and Budget, where he served as a transitional senior adviser to the Director.

As Executive Vice President, Peacock will help set strategic policy direction for the organization, oversee its professional policy staff and work closely with Senior Vice Presidents Bill Miller and Jessica Boulanger, who oversee government relations and communications efforts for the organization, respectively. Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten highlighted the breadth of Peacock’s experience and policy expertise as a key asset for the organization during this critical time to work collaboratively with Congress and the Administration on policies to create jobs and drive economic growth. 

“With his deep knowledge and range of experience, Marcus is the right person to lead our policy efforts as the White House and Congress focus on core economic issues like taxes, regulation and infrastructure,” Bolten said.
“Marcus Peacock has built a distinguished record in Washington and is widely recognized for his expertise in budgeting, policy and federal regulation. He is also a proven administrator at the highest levels of government, having managed day-to-day operations of the Environmental Protection Agency and two congressional committees,” Bolten said. “I am delighted he is joining our team at Business Roundtable.” 

An engineer by training, Peacock was also a distinguished research professor at The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, where he focused on improving the performance of federal regulatory agencies.

From August 2005 until January 2009, Peacock served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency twice won the President’s Quality Award for Overall Management during his tenure.

From January 2001 until August 2005, he served as Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science at the Office of Management and Budget. He previously held positions as staff director for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and a subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Peacock also directed a project on federal subsidies at The Pew Charitable Trusts, receiving Pew’s outstanding performance award in 2010.

“Business Roundtable is one of the most respected business associations in Washington, known for the high quality of its research and policy work,” Peacock said. “I am honored to join Business Roundtable at this time of new energy under the leadership of Jamie Dimon and Joshua Bolten.”
“We are seeing a new dedication by the President and Congress to get this nation moving again with policies that support jobs and economic growth,” he said. “It’s an exciting time full of opportunities for the nation, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on these issues.”

Peacock earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1986. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering.