Peter Rose is the Vice Chairman of Sard Verbinnen & Co., one of the leading strategic and crisis communications firms in the world. He is also a Senior Advisor to Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset manager. From 2007 to 2016, he was a partner and global head of public affairs at Blackstone. There he was responsible for media relations and government relations, as well as communications to a broad range of public and other constituencies. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Rose was at Goldman Sachs for 20 years. He was a lobbyist and political analyst in their Washington office and in 1996 moved to New York to open Goldman Sachs’s first-ever media relations office as it began the transition from a private to a public company. In 1998 he moved to Asia to set up a corporate communications function for Goldman Sachs there, returning in 2003 to head the media relations function for the firm in the Americas. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was Chief of Staff for Congressman Mike Synar (D Okla) and a partner with a Washington DC law firm. He is a member of the board of DMC Global, a NASDAQ-listed industrial holding company. He is also a member of the board of the Poetry Society of the United States. Mr. Rose has a BA from The George Washington University and received a JD from The Yale Law School.