Owner and Principal
Friedmann Communications Inc.
Pete Friedmann has been helping individuals and organizations find their voices and deliver their messages for more than three decades. Pete’s experience in corporate and nonprofit environments includes public relations, media relations, journalism, government affairs, marketing and corporate citizenship. As a public speaking and media interview coach, Pete has worked with both groups and individuals, from top executives and official spokespersons to managers and employees facing the challenges of speaking to an audience. A broad-based, independent consultant, he has handled assignments for numerous state, national and medical specialty societies as well as professional associations, insurance companies and financial services organizations.
Prior to opening his own consulting practice in 2009, he served as communications campaign manager for the American Medical Association. Previously, he was Director of Stakeholder Relations at Baxter International, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, and spent nearly two decades in communications, public policy and advocacy roles with leading professional and trade associations including the Illinois State Medical Society and the Alliance of American Insurers (now the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America).
A graduate of Northwestern University, Friedmann started his career in broadcast journalism, spending five years as a radio news reporter and announcer. He remains active as a voiceover artist and narrator for recordings and live events including concerts and sports, and for conferences and formal events of organizations including the American Medical Association.