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Wisconsin Education Leader Joins Hoffman

Peterson ChrisHoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chris Peterson to the Appleton-based Total Project Management firm as an Education Specialist. Peterson joins Hoffman in a newly created business development role aimed at cultivating relationships with school districts and guiding communities through the referendum process.

“Chris’ background in school district leadership and successful passage of referendums makes him the perfect fit for this role,” said Jody Andres, Hoffman K-12 market leader. “With more and more districts seeking Hoffman’s expertise in referendum planning and execution, Chris will certainly enhance the services we offer and will bring added value and guidance to our education clients. We’re excited to have him on our team.”

Peterson comes to Hoffman after serving the past two school years as the Southern Door County School District Superintendent. In that role he achieved passage of a $14.9M capital improvement referendum in November 2022. He was previously Superintendent of Howards Grove Public Schools, which also passed a $4.7M auditorium referendum and a $3.4M maintenance and technology referendum during Peterson’s tenure.

“While I’ll certainly miss working with the teachers, staff, and students on a daily basis, I’m very excited to work with districts across the state in my new role with Hoffman,” said Peterson. “I’ve been in administrator shoes with multiple referendums and I’m eager to use that knowledge and experience to help guide districts through this critical process.”

Peterson has also served as principal and taught in a number of Northeast Wisconsin school districts, including Little Chute, Kimberly, and Manitowoc. He is also Chairman of CESA 7 PAC and a member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) and the WASDA Child Advocacy Committee. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science – Education from UW-Whitewater, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Marian College. He received his Superintendent Certification from UW-Milwaukee.


Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hoffman’s mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions. Total Project Management (TPM), is Hoffman’s exclusive process that integrates efficient, healthy, and cost-effective building solutions that respect the environment while enhancing a building’s quality and value and reducing initial and long-term facility costs. Learn more at www.hoffman.net.