Peter Molinaro serves as Senior Advisor of HillStaffer. Mr. Molinaro is a corporate veteran who brings over 37 years of public and private sector experience in the fields of public policy and public affairs.
Prior to HillStaffer, Mr. Molinaro served as Vice President, North America Government Affairs for the Dow Chemical Company, responsible for U.S. federal and state, and Canada government affairs professionals and advocacy management for the company. In addition, Mr. Molinaro had responsibility for directing and maintaining relationships with national political, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading the company’s advocacy efforts on all U.S. energy and climate change policies.
Mr. Molinaro offers vision, experience and creativity in multiple areas for HillStaffer clients, including advocacy strategy; federal, state and local issues management; lobbying; community relations; policy analysis and development; organizational design and development; non-traditional stakeholder and activist engagement; and, design of multi-faceted advocacy campaigns. Given his multinational experience, Mr. Molinaro’s areas of issues expertise are broad and include energy, natural gas, petrochemicals, Export-Import bank, public/private financing, petrochemicals, building codes and energy efficiency, climate change policy, regulatory reform, chemical safety and security, taxation and international trade.
Prior to joining Dow, Mr. Molinaro served as Assistant Director of Government Affairs for Union Carbide Corporation, having first joined the company as Manager of Community Affairs and, subsequently, serving as Regional Manager of Public Affairs at which time he was responsible for state government relations in the northeast.
Mr. Molinaro is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, a member of The Business-Government Relations Council, and is a past vice-chairman of the Public Affairs Council and Chairman of the Federal Government Affairs Committee of the American Chemistry Council. He earned a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s degree in political science (B.A.) from Central Connecticut State University.
A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Mr. Molinaro is married with two daughters and currently resides in Oakton, Virginia.