Pete Friedmann is a broad-based, independent communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit public relations, media relations, journalism, government affairs, event planning and customer service. His assignments include work in health care, associations, insurance and corporate citizenship.
Prior to opening his own consulting practice in 2009, he served as communications campaign manager for the American Medical Association. Previously, he was Director of Stakeholder Relations at Baxter International, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., and spent nearly two decades in communications, public policy and advocacy roles with leading professional and trade associations including the Illinois State Medical Society and the Alliance of American Insurers (now the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America). He started his career in broadcast journalism, spending five years as a radio news reporter and announcer.
As an independent consultant, Pete has handled assignments for the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Illinois State Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, Wyoming Medical Society, Federation of State Medical Boards, Administrators in Medicine, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Breen Financial Corporation, Sobha Renaissance North America, and the Awards and Recognition Association.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Pete has been recognized with the university’s prestigious Alumni Service Award for a wide range of volunteer roles including chair of the School of Communication alumni board, president of the Band Alumni organization and a member of several Northwestern Alumni Association committees. He has served in leadership and committee roles as a member of the American Association of Medical Society Executives, and has been a member of the Chicago Area Public Affairs Group.