Terry Peterson, VP – Corporate and External Affairs, Rush University Medical Center



Terry Peterson
Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs
Rush University Medical Center
Chairman, Chicago Transit Board
Email: Terry_Peterson@rush.edu 

Terry Peterson, vice president of Corporate and External Affairs at Rush University Medical Center, leads, develops and implements federal, state and local government relations initiatives.  As the liaison with elected officials, government agencies and advocacy organizations, Mr. Peterson advises Rush leadership on policy issues affecting the Medical Center, and is the primary contact for hospital and university staff regarding governmental issues affecting healthcare.  Mr. Peterson champions the issues of health disparities for theMedicalCenter, marshaling the providers, government and community leaders to address inequities in health care delivery throughoutChicagoandCookCounty.

Mr. Peterson was appointed Chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) by Mayor Richard M. Daley and retained by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  The CTA operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system with average weekday ridership of 1.7 million an annual budget of 1.2 billion dollars.  In 2007, he served as campaign manager for Mayor Richard Daley’s successful re-election campaign, during which he planned and implemented campaign activities and built coalitions.  As CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority from 2000-2006, Mr. Peterson led the organization’s $1.5 billion program to transform Chicago’s public housing from unsafe, high-density developments to safe, low-rise mixed-income communities. His accomplishments include completing the first public housing bond issuance in the country.  During his tenure, Mr. Peterson closed finance deals on 34 mixed income development sites, which leveraged over $1 billion in public and private investment.

As Alderman of Chicago’s 17th ward from 1996-2000, Mr. Peterson generated more than $200 million in development for the Auburn-Gresham andEnglewoodcommunities.  In addition, he served as executive assistant to Mayor Daley and as assistant commissioner of the City’s Department of Planning and Development.

Mr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from ChicagoStateUniversityand a Master of Public Administration from RooseveltUniversity.  He is also an alumnus of Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. 

He currently serves on the board of Chicago Transit Authority, Roosevelt University, Navy Pier, Leadership Greater Chicago, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and is a member of the Executives’ Club and the Economic Club of Chicago.

  16 Responses to “Terry Peterson, VP – Corporate and External Affairs, Rush University Medical Center”

  1. Hello Mr. Peterson, my name is Jerry W. Williams Sr. former president of ATU Local 308. I have been trying to reach you for some time now in regards to Mr. Elonzo Hill, former Executive VicePresident of the Chicago Transit Authority. It is very important that you contact me as soon as possible. This is my number Ph: 708-207-5225.
    Thank You
    Jerry W. Williams Sr.

  2. Mrs.Emma Strickland has been trying to get in contact with you.At 773-663-6802.

    • I need to speak with you. I have been harassed by one of your board member and sons Mr. Ken Hannah and Ruben Hannah every where I go!. He had destroyed my car and my mother home. Please give me a call. Cassandra Carey

  3. I have been Harassed by one of your board member name Kenneth Hannah and son Ruben Hannah. I use to work for 901 Division Street and as currency processor and Family come around with the treatment of I owe him and family something. Cassandra Carey

  4. I would like to meet with Mr. Peterson to discuss some opportunities for Section 3 Businesses.

  5. Dear Mr. Peterson

    Would like to meet and discussed a very personal matter with you . Cassandra Carey

  6. Dear Mr. Peterson

    How is important is are heritage when the truth can’t be spoken. Cassandra Carey

  7. Dear Mr. Peterson

    Having probelems submit, But will keep on trying! Cassandra Carey

  8. Dear Mr. Peterson

    need to speak with on a personal matter. Cassandra Carey

  9. Greetings Mr. Peterson,
    I have a dire need to speak with you on a personal matter. I can be reached at 773-510-5658. Bev. Anderson.

  10. Would like to speak with you. Call at 219-902-5703 .

  11. Mr. Peterson, I would for you to call me Kim Laster 773-742-0163.

  12. Dear Mr. Peterson
    We have over many developed/Invented a device in which reduces emissions from Buses and Increases fuel efficiency. We have been installing these devices on trucks and buses as part of the Philippines Climate Modernisation Program with the Federal Government who have also been conducting all of the certified testing to date. Our results to date demonstrate reduction of emissions for buses from
    8% down to .8% and 7.6% down to .68% and more. Increase in fuel efficiency of between 10% going as high as 30% depending on the vehicle. We have installed over 550 devices on Trucks and mostly buses in Metro Manila with an agreement for another 500 by the Government.
    We are going to be bring our device back home to Niles Michigan in April and are looking for a bus service to test a couple of devices for proof our device is honest and our claims are genuine. Could you please contact me if you think Chicago Transit may be interested in this new technology at ronmyers@agtpl.com.au. and I will send you the device particulars/government test results we can discuss the possibilities of Chicago taking a big leap towards ZERO Emissions before 2030 leading all other Cities across America. I can also send you some references.
    Kind regards
    Ron Myers
    +61 417 096 526 (Australia)
    1 269 340 2330 (USA) Offline at moment as overseas

  13. Terry Peterson service to Chicago is most impressive. All benefits from his sense of care. From health care to transit, I now know who I call! Wow!

  14. Terry Peterson service to Chicago is most impressive. All benefits from his sense of care. From health care to transit, I now know who I call! Wow!

  15. Good Morning Mr. Peterson, Hi, this is Ms. Romona Burwell contacting you. I know it’s been a very long time since we have spoken or seen each other when you were Alderman. I would like to know if you could contact me at your convenience to talk. My phone number is: 773-707-8690. Or email me at mommi.87251@gmail.com. . I look forward to your response. Take Care

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