Peter B. Summerville

Peter Summerville's background in management, marketing communications and public relations is highlighted by the formation of rialto communications, LLC.

Previously, Peter created and managed the health technology division at J. Walter Thompson's Seattle office - where he also was responsible for the Internet / e-commerce division. In addition to a number of health-oriented clients, he has worked with California-, Oregon- and Washington state-based start-up, private and publicly-traded companies. Among the list of companies/organizations: Foss Maritime, Stevens Hospital, T-Mobile USA, Cortex, Bank of America, and Action Engive.

During the mid-1990s, Peter was the first director of the Pacific Northwest-based CHITA.org - the Community Health Information Technology Alliance. CHITA is a not-for-profit consortium of insurers, provider/medical organizations, state agencies as well as the state medical and hospital associations. His background includes serving as public affairs director at Premera Blue Cross and in Olympia for a state-elected official. Earlier in his career he worked in Washington, D.C. on the staff of United States Senator Floyd Haskell (D - Colorado) and at one of the world's largest public relations firms - Hill & Knowlton, Inc.

A native New Yorker, Peter earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Colorado State University. He and his partner are Seattle residents and Peter enjoys running, hiking, sports and big, happy dogs.

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