Peter Herdrich is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Capital Group, LLC. Cultural Capital harnesses the unparalleled capacity of business, culture, and communication to create positive outcomes for corporate, not-for-profit, education and government clients. We create and implement comprehensive strategies and content in support of your goals. Expertise comes from Peter’s practice as a leader in media companies and in cultural and educational organizations. There is no one else in the world who can say he has produced syndicated news shows, run a learned society, succeeded as a CEO, and co-founded an international NGO combatting cultural racketeering – spanning ventures from Inside Edition to the Antiquities Coalition.
Peter brings three decades of success to Cultural Capital, building on his experience across the editorial and management sides of media and his leadership in cultural heritage initiatives around the world. He is the Co-founder of The Antiquities Coalition, which works at the forefront of the battle against the looting and sale on illicit markets of cultural heritage material by organized criminal gangs and terrorists, where he focuses on communications strategy and fundraising. He is also a founding partner of the Heritas Group, a global strategic advisory team working with governments, businesses, and social enterprises. And he currently works on business development in the green technology and energy sectors.
For eight years, Peter served at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), the world’s largest archaeological organization and the learned society for the academic discipline, first as a Board member and then as Chief Executive Officer. He was also Publisher of the AIA’s bimonthly periodical, Archaeology, the leading magazine in the field. Earlier he worked at The Paley Center for Media in New York City as Director of Industry Programs.
Peter has enjoyed long success in commercial broadcast television. As Senior Producer of CBS Television Distribution’s “Inside Edition,” and at ABC News, Peter won national journalism awards as a producer. He also produced and wrote for CBS, Fox, Disney, USA, and NBC.
As an active presenter on cultural heritage subjects, Peter is frequently sought as an expert by media outlets around the world, including ABC, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post and NBC. After finishing his undergraduate work at Columbia University and studying at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, Peter did graduate work at the School of the Arts at Columbia University in arts administration.