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Mindset Promotes Chris Brown and Lisa Peto to Partners; Consultancy Continues to Invest in Bipartisan Growth

Mindset, a bipartisan public policy consultancy based in Washington, D.C., announced today the promotion of Chris Brown and Lisa Peto to Partners. Both individuals previously served as Principals at Mindset, working to meet the growing demands of clients across a broad range of sectors.

“Both Chris and Lisa have proven to play key leadership roles in demonstrating value for our clients,” said Mindset Partner, Langston Emerson. “As Principals, they provided critical insights to meet the needs of our growing roster of first-rate clients. Mindset looks forward to further showcasing Lisa and Chris’ leadership talent as they step into their well-deserved Partner roles.”

Brown has contributed greatly to Mindset’s reputation for policy substance and hustle, adding depth in banking, insurance, and financial services more broadly. He is also an astute observer of the motivations and priorities of Republicans in leadership, and on the Financial Services and Banking Committees, among others, proving himself a key strategic advisor to advocacy and advisory clients alike. Before joining Mindset, Brown accumulated more than 15 years of public policy experience in the executive and legislative branches, most recently working for House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC), overseeing policy matters in financial institutions and consumer credit. Brown also has robust experience in the energy, agriculture, small business, and transportation sectors, having spent more than a decade in Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer’s office (R-MO), and in posts at the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior.

Since joining Mindset, Peto has continually showcased a deep understanding of the Biden Administration and a Democratic-led Congress, providing relevant, results-focused strategic counsel for Mindset’s clients. With experience in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill, she has added substantive insights for clients on issues before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, and other executive agencies and Cabinet Departments, while also proving herself adept at navigating the Financial Services, Small Business, and Banking Committees among others on Capitol Hill. Immediately prior to joining Mindset, Peto served as the Chief Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee under Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). In this role, she served as a primary advisor to the congresswoman, managed floor activity, and led policy matters in insurance and housing, among other duties including serving as a liaison to other key committees across the Capitol in the House and Senate. As Peto steps into her new role as Partner, we look forward to her continuing to contribute her wealth of experience in financial services policy, her strategic mindset, and her strong organizational skills to the company and our clients.

Mindset also recently hired Dwayne Bolton as a key energy, transportation and industrials advisor expanding its growing team, capabilities, and reach. In his short time at Mindset, Bolton is already an asset, providing experience and insights from his time in both the private and public sectors. Mindset is committed to promoting strategic advisory and advocacy services for a wide range of industries, and Bolton is undoubtedly a value add to enhance these growing capabilities.

Mindset remains well-equipped to provide the utmost quality strategic counsel across all clients. The consultancy is thrilled to have two individuals with immense tactical and leadership experiences to serve as new Partners.


About Mindset

Mindset is a bipartisan public policy consultancy that blends thoughtful research and analysis, strategic advisory services, and sophisticated advocacy to address the challenges and opportunities our clients encounter in Washington. Our clients range from household names in financial services to key change-makers in energy, insurance, trade, technology, and beyond. Included in our distinguished roster are more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, as well as large multinational corporations, and non-profits, start-ups, and investors across the country. No matter the industry and no matter the size, we always have and always will deliver meticulous care and expertise. Find us at

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