Our Team

Pete Havel

Senior Counsel

A seasoned government affairs executive, Pete Havel approaches public affairs with a deep understanding of how the legislative process can impact business and how businesses can impact the legislative process. Over the course of his 20-year career, Pete has led regional government affairs operations for three of America’s leading pro-business trade associations, served as a chamber of commerce president, lobbyist for a government agency and senior executive for a leading strategic communications firm. In these roles, he was responsible for designing and implementing legislative strategies to protect the business community in many high-profile and significant legislative battles. Today, as leader of Sunwest’s public affairs practice, Pete continues to maintain strong ties to congressional and legislative leaders, top trade associations, and political consultants on both sides of the political aisle and is ready to help your organization succeed.