Peter Zeller is the Director of Operations at Center of the American Experiment and has been involved with the Center nearly from the beginning, having volunteered at the first conference in 1990 before joining the staff in 1993.

He studied Speech-Communication, History, and Business at the University of Minnesota and has been involved in the conservative movement in Minnesota for over 30 years.

At the Center, Peter has been involved in a little bit of everything over the years, including fundraising, event logistics, communications, publications, and financial responsibilities.


  • USMC Officer Candidates School, Platoon Leaders Class, Quantico, VA, 1985
  • University of Minnesota B.I.S. (Speech-Communication, History & Business) 1985-1990


  • 1993 – 1994: Assistant to the President, Center of the American Experiment
  • 1995 – present: Director of Operations, Center of the American Experiment