Linda L. Peterson is a founding partner of Peterson Skolnick & Dodge.
Before establishing the agency in 1979, she held a variety of communication and training posts with Metropolitan Life and Pacific Bell. She has held office in several professional organizations, including service as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Linda is an award-winning writer, and a frequent speaker and lecturer on communication and marketing topics. She was the recipient of IABC San Francisco's first Distinguished Communicator award. She has been cited by Inc. magazine as one of the West's "new breed of entrepreneurs." In addition to writing the text for a number of books, including The Stanford Century, Chronicle Books On Flowers, HarperCollins’ Linens and Candles, she is a frequent contributor to national publications, including the Chicago Tribune. In 2005, she published her first mystery, Edited to Death. Her second mystery, The Devil’s Interval will be published in 2012.
Her consulting and creative services clients include a mix of corporate, academic, and arts organizations. In recent years, her college and university clients have included Stanford, Rice, many UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco), UMass Amherst, Drexel, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary’s College of California, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Santa Clara University, University of Southern California and the University of Judaism. Arts, culture and environmental clients have included San Francisco Symphony, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the Nature Conservancy, the National Audubon Society, the California Academy of Sciences, The Campaign for the New Main Library, Campaign for the Restoration of the Opera House, Museum of Performance and Design, and Campaign for the New de Young in Golden Gate Park.
Her corporate clients have included a mix of traditional Fortune 500 and emerging companies, including American Express, AT&T, Audi, Bechtel, Electronic Arts, National Semiconductor, and many others.
Linda has been an active civic and community volunteer throughout her career for causes relating to the arts, literacy, health, and young people. She has chaired several boards, including Friends of Lafayette Library and the AIDS Project of Contra Costa, and served on many others including the Women’s Philharmonic, the Pacific School of Religion (part of Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union), Stanford Women’s Club, and Youth Homes. She is a musician, and along with her husband, performed and toured internationally with Cantare Con Vivo.