Jon M. Peterson

Chief Executive Officer, The Peterson Companies

Jon M. Peterson is the Chief Executive Officer of Peterson Companies, one of the largest and most admired privately held real estate companies in the Washington DC area.  Founded 53 years ago, the company is responsible for some of the most prominent and successful mixed-use retail, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including Fairfax Corner, Fair Lakes, National Harbor, Virginia Gateway, Downtown Silver Spring, RIO Washingtonian, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park. 
 
In 2016, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Executive Committee which oversees all aspects of the retail, residential, commercial and mixed-use development and management. Prior to that, Jon served as Senior Vice President of Commercial and Business Development which allowed him to develop close ties to the entire metropolitan real estate community.
 
Jon and the Peterson Family believe passionately in giving back to the communities they serve.  Jon has served on numerous philanthropic boards and committees including Joe Gibb’s Youth for Tomorrow and Inova Hospital’s Life With Cancer.  He currently serves as Vice Rector of the Board of Visitors for George Mason University, a member of the Board of Trustees at Inova Health Care Systems.  He is a member of The 2030 Group, Northern Virginia Transpiration Alliance and NAIOP.