Joe Peters, Executive Director
Joe Peters started at the Scranton Cultural Center in September of 2011, bringing with him a large wealth of knowledge on everything from law to theater. A graduate of West Scranton High School, Mr. Peters earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in theater and English from King's College in Wilkes-Barre. During his senior year of college in 1979, he enrolled in the Municipal Police Officers Training Act 120 Program. Through out college Joe was also involved in several stage productions.
Joe began his career as Scranton police officer then went on to law school. After law school, he was a Pennsylvania executive deputy attorney general, director of the state bureau of narcotics investigations, was a special federal mafia prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and served in two White House administration - two years for President Clinton and two years for President George W. Bush. Joe worked on issues involving terrorism, homeland security, organized crime and global drug trafficking.
Joe is involved with radio and television commentary for FoxNews and other media, including London TV's "Good Morning Television" program. Currently he is the host of "Tough Talk with Joe Peters" on 94.3 FM radio, and he has done a considerable amount of private and government counter-terrorism consulting, which has taken him to places such as Qatar, Dubai, Italy and Kuwait.
Joe’s goal for the Cultural Center is to expand the facility's reach to more diverse audiences and support local filmmaking talent by possibly introducing an independent film festival or hosting workshops for the public and local colleges and universities.