H.P. "Pete" Claussen

NMAH Board Alumnus; Chairman & CEO, Gulf & Ohio Railways

Pete Claussen is Chairman and CEO of the Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc., which operates nine railroads.  Prior to the Gulf & Ohio Railways, he held leadership positions with the Tennessee Valley Authority and the l982 World’s Fair, where he served as Vice President and Legal Counsel.  Mr. Claussen served as Chairman of the Board of the National Museum of American History from 2003-2005. Mr. Claussen also served on the Smithsonian National Board as Co chairman of the Development Committee; he is Chairman of the Knoxville Public Building Authority, member of the board of Bank East and a trustee of Maryville College.  Mr. Claussen lives in Knoxville, TN.