WASHINGTON, DC: GPC/O’Neill took a big step last week toward boosting its DC profile, hiring Peter Halpin to help expand its local presence.
WASHINGTON, DC: GPC/O’Neill took a big step last week toward
boosting its DC profile, hiring Peter Halpin to help expand its local
A veteran political operative from Chicago, Halpin worked on Clinton’s
1992 primary and general election campaigns in Illinois, and later
served as director of congressional affairs at the Transportation
Department before a stint at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
While at OPIC, a quasi-governmental development and investment
corporation, Halpin’s PR mettle was truly put to the test. During his
watch, the company narrowly avoided having its funding revoked by
Congress. Halpin, as managing director for congressional and
intergovernmental affairs, was a key part of a team headed by OPIC
CEO/president George Munoz that sought to refurbish the company’s
reputation on Capitol Hill.
Halpin said that the GPC/O’Neill DC office will concentrate on federal
affairs, particularly in the sectors of trade, transportation and
His long-term goals include a greater presence for the DC office in
GPC/O’Neill’s communications campaigns and expansion into other US
GPC/O’Neill has maintained a small DC office that billed about dollars
1.5 million last year. Its local clients include, Bechtel Corporation,
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Fidelity Investments.