• ABOUT PETE SEAT

  • The only child of immigrant parents, Pete Seat is more than a guy with a rhyming name. He is a former White House spokesman, a nationally-recognized political commentator and analyst, a Millennial Generation expert, an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and a well-traveled professional speaker who seamlessly mixes his years of political and policy expertise with humor to engage domestic and international audiences alike. 

    A sought after voice of his generation, Pete has published columns in outlets across the country including POLITICO, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and Newsweek, appeared as a guest on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News and NewsMax TV programs a combined 100+ times, including Fox & Friends, Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd and CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, and delivered lectures at Purdue University, the University of Illinois - Chicago, Northern Illinois University and other campuses. In addition, he is the author of the The War on Millennials, the definitive book on the generational challenges of today's politics. Pete is also a member of the American Enterprise Institute's Leadership Network (Spring '18 Class), a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and was one of 21 individuals, out of 655 applicants from 100 countries, to be named a 2018 Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow - all programs geared toward those who are 35 years and younger.

    From June 2005 to January 20, 2009, Pete served on President George W. Bush's White House staff, including as Deputy Assistant Press Secretary. He worked in the Office of Appointments and Scheduling, in the Office of the Press Secretary for Tony Snow and Dana Perino, traveled to 23 countries with the president, logged thousands of miles aboard Air Force One and was one of only a handful of staff in the Oval Office during the first gathering of all our living presidents at The White House in twenty-five years.

    He is currently vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most recently, he was the executive director of strategic communications and talent development at The Indiana Republican Party where he oversaw all the party's messaging and communications in addition to candidate and staff recruitment and training. Prior to that, Pete was the communications director for Next Level Indiana, Inc., the non-profit entity charged with managing the transition and inauguration of the Holcomb-Crouch Administration. He served in the same capacity on the historic gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, which went from having no funds and low name identification to winning a majority in a three person General Election in just 106 days. 

    Pete was previously the senior project manager at Hathaway Strategies where he provided messaging development and management strategies to corporate and political clients, including Fortune 100 companies, utilizing a decade of experience at the local, state and federal levels of campaigns and government. 

    As communications director for the Indiana Republican Party for nearly three years, Pete developed and executed innovative statewide messaging strategies that resulted in over $2.5 million in earned media coverage for campaigns and candidates. Prior to that, Pete held the same position on the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who successfully navigated a crowded primary field and convincingly won a competitive General Election.

    A native of Schererville, Indiana, Pete is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BA in Theatre Arts. While there he served as State Chairman of the Arizona College Republicans during the 2004 election cycle, setting new benchmarks for earned media and fundraising. He was an alternate delegate, the youngest in the state, from Arizona to the 2004 national convention and again in 2012 representing his home state of Indiana. 

    In non-political news, Pete is bilingual (English & Serbian; with bits of German & Russian thrown in for good measure), has attended sixteen World Series games (including one in each of the past fourteen years), has the autographs of twenty-five U.S. presidents (ranging from James Monroe to Barack Obama), danced on stage during an Elton John concert in Las Vegas (thankfully no video exists) and has visited 44 countries.