Peter Kadushin is a Vice President at Trident DMG, where he advises clients on strategic communications, brand building, reputation management, litigation and government investigations communications, as well as crisis management and preparation.
Peter’s career spans tech, politics, labor, education, and journalism. He has served as an advisor, chief communications aide, and spokesperson to C-suite executives, national political figures, including three big-city mayors with national profiles, and labor leaders.
Peter has a wealth of experience in storytelling and proactive narrative building. His expertise cuts across many sectors, including intellectual property, data and privacy, cybersecurity, education, and antitrust, in addition to all manner of government and media investigations. His leadership experience includes the successful development and implementation of communications strategies for the mayors of New York City, Detroit, and Atlanta through key periods of transformation and challenge, including for administration-defining policy and political initiatives, external brand building, and federal investigations.
Before joining Trident, Peter worked at Amazon, where he led global PR and communications for issues management areas including counterfeit products, fake reviews, product liability, and intellectual property, among other issues.
Prior to Amazon, Peter was recruited to serve as the Director of Communications to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. In his more than two years in Atlanta, he managed long-term, policy-based communications plans as well as day-to-day communications needs across a wide array of topics, including the largest affordable housing plan in the city’s history, police-community relations, developing the city’s COVID-19 communications strategy and response, and federal investigations.
From 2016-2019, Peter served as Director of Communications and Senior Advisor to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, where he was recruited to reshape the Mayor’s communications strategy and the media narratives beyond the city’s municipal bankruptcy.
From 2014-2016, Peter served as Deputy Director of Communications to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Among other proactive initiatives, he developed and executed the communications strategy for Mayor de Blasio’s signature Universal Pre-K program as well as managed City Hall’s rapid response strategy and interagency coordination during emergency situations.
From 2008-2014, Peter was Deputy Press Secretary for the United Federation of Teachers, the nation’s largest union local.
Peter graduated from The New School with a B.A. in non-fiction writing. After college, he worked as a reporter for both the New York Daily News and New York Post.