Ed Peterman founded TrustEd Champions for Seniors LLC after completing a successful Federal career with the US Department of Agriculture that spanned more than 20 years, with the majority of his service as a Senior Ethics Advisor. Most recently, Ed served as Chief of Staff to a senior USDA official at the Food and Nutrition Service. Although his Federal career was extremely rewarding, he decided to follow a higher calling. This led to the creation of a firm assisting seniors with critical life decisions based on sound research and the highest ethical principles. Ed’s work with seniors, caregivers, relatives, and other designated representatives, is performed in a calm, professional manner. It is his goal to build solid, personal relationships with all of his clients and provide them with the highest quality of care and excellence.
Ed's foundation for helping seniors was established in his roots in rural Virginia. He assisted his grandparents and other elderly family members on the farm, church, and in the larger community. After moving to Capitol Hill in 1996, he served as caregiver for several elderly friends who did not have relatives to help them make sound, long-term healthcare decisions. Through those caregiving experiences he developed a deeper appreciation for the financial and emotional dangers that so many seniors experience due to not having a trusted advocate—or better yet, a champion to help them through the decision-making processes.
Ed is a Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Dementia Practitioner, member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers, National Association of Senior Move Managers and the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. In his personal capacity, he serves as the President of the Capitol Hill Garden Club and is an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA.