With more than 20 years of experience working with associations and nonprofits, Peter has a holistic perspective and great empathy for delivering technical expertise needed to help executives best navigate and apply technology to achieve their strategic mission. His innate curiosity and keen ability to understand and evaluate technology trends helps executives make strategic business decisions that improve user experiences, business process efficiencies and help grow the organization.
“Equipped with the right technology and strategy, organizations can attract and retain great staff, create user experiences that wow their customers and members” — Peter Hanley
Peter founded and led a meeting and convention services company for 25 years. During that time, he conceptualized, developed, and launched a SaaS procurement platform that revolutionized the hotel and the meeting and convention industries to reduce distribution channel costs and cost-of-sales. He ultimately identified an acquisition opportunity and successfully navigated the sale of the company. As a CIO, he has led multiple organizations through modernization projects that transformed legacy, on-premise and datacenter ecosystems with enterprise-wide migration and cloud adoption.
A native New Yorker, Peter and his family reside in Northern Virginia. He is a father to 4 children, has 2 dogs, played lacrosse at Virginia Tech, and enjoys travel, tennis, golf and biking. Peter is passionate about ongoing professional development as you will see from the over 71 licenses and certifications on his LinkedIn profile. He is also a sought-after speaker and trainer, having presented at institutions including the George Washington University, the Canadian Tourism Commission, Virginia Tech, Marriott, MPI, PCMA, and ASAE.