Peter Prowitt is executive director of Global Government Relations for GE Aviation. He was appointed to this role in May 2011. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the Aviation Washington DC team and setting the government relations strategy around the world.
Prowitt began his career on the staff of US Congressman Max Baucus (D-Montana) in 1977. After receiving his MBA in 1981, he worked for Eli Lilly and Company in Chicago.
In 1983, Prowitt returned to Senator Baucus' legislative staff and served as his Chief of Staff until 1987. During the 100th Congress, Prowitt served as staff director of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chaired by Senator Quentin N. Burdick (D-North Dakota).
In 1988, he represented American President Lines, Ltd., in Washington, D.C., on a variety of international trade and domestic issues related to the company's maritime and domestic container distribution services.
He joined GE in 1995 as Manager of Government Relations. His responsibilities included representing GE before Congress and the Administration on issues affecting the company’s businesses. He became the government relations team leader for GE Aviation's Washington DC Operations in 2010.
Prowitt is a member of the faculty at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, where he has taught an elective in Business-Government Relations since 1990.
Prowitt received a bachelor's degree in Zoology from DePauw University in 1977 and a MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.