Peter W.

Board of Directors, Board Member

Pete joined Ruff Start Rescue in 2019 as a member of the Board of Directors because of his personal experience rescuing the newest member of his family, Harley. A Christmas morning surprise! Harley came all the way from Houston to find Pete, after surviving a Ruff Start. That experience compelled Pete to help others discover the joy of opening one’s home and heart.

As in-house counsel in the insurance and construction industries, Pete brings a unique set of skills to the Board.  Providing advice and counsel to business leaders who seek to achieve their mission, while understanding their risks, is Pete’s primary function.

Pete’s experience advising executives and Boards of nonprofit organizations has been a passion throughout his career.  Serving several nonprofits in his community, parish and his children’s schools have given him valuable (and cherished) experiences. A hallmark of those efforts has always been a knack for having fun… while the work gets done!

Pete’s legal career began as a litigator in the insurance defense industry, which led to an opportunity to become General Counsel of an insurance company for nearly a decade before it was acquired. Currently, Pete is Corporate Counsel of a nationwide construction contractor.

Pete, his wife Diana, and their two children reside in Champlin. They enjoy boating, travel and dog parks with lots of dogs.

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