Peter joined Walton Arts Center (WAC) in May 2009. Before that Peter served as President and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and spent a decade as Executive Director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. 

In his first five years at WAC, he successfully oversaw the reintroduction of the visual arts at WAC, developed and secured multi-year funding for the Artosphere Arts and Nature Festival and led community efforts to reconstitute the region’s symphony orchestra.

Under Peter’s direction WAC is now the home of SoNA, as well T2, Community Creative Center and Trike Theatre, a professional theatre company for youth. With his leadership, WAC purchased and has opened Arkansas’ largest outdoor music venue, the Walmart AMP.

Additionally Walton Arts Center is  in the process of raising funds for a multi-million dollar renovation to the Dickson Street theater complex and Peter continues to lead the efforts with board members, staff and community stakeholders in the planning, developing and fundraising for WAC’s multi-campus expansion, envisioned to be completed over the next decade. 

Peter serves on the boards of the Northwest Arkansas Council, Downtown Bentonville Incorporated, Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce and is a classically trained bassist. He enjoys sailing, biking and great food and wine.