Scott Peterson is the press secretary and deputy communications manager for Prince George’s County executive Rushern Baker. Since Mr. Baker was inaugurated in December 2010, Peterson has served as the office’s media relations manager, spokesperson, and social media guru. Peterson also works with other communication professionals within the Prince George’s County government, State of Maryland, throughout the Washington Metropolitan Region and with stakeholders that represent both community and business interests.
Peterson is a strong and passionate advocate of Prince George’s County and has been honored by the Prince George’s County Council, the Prince George’s County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Prince George’s County Christmas in April, and the Boy Scouts of Prince George’s County for his community engagement and civic activism.
Peterson spent 9 years as a spokesperson, marketer, producer, and civic educator for the C-SPAN Television Networks. Peterson also worked with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and helped produce two annual cable industry conventions. He began his professional career working as a backstage production assistant at rock concerts in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.
A native of Western Pennsylvania, Peterson arrived in Prince George’s County in 1994.
Peterson holds a BA in education from the University of Maryland and is currently earning his certified public manager degree through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and George Washington University.
Peterson is also a published travel and social/nightlife writer. His pieces have been published regularly in travel magazines promoting Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Peterson lives in Cheverly with his girlfriend, artist Samantha Vernon. In his rare spare time, he is an avid skier, tennis and volleyball player. Peterson is also an enthusiastic traveler who plans at least one road trip per month and maintains the goal of visiting every continent by the end of his life.