Peter Metz


Peter Metz is an engineer, retired from earning an income, and now involved in several pro
bono social action activities, heavily motivated by his Catholic faith, focused on justice and
peace. Chief among them is work to create a world without nuclear weapons. He was educated
by the Jesuits and MIT. He was born in Wisconsin, raised in California, and has lived most of his
life in Massachusetts. He has three sons and two grandchildren. His career has included
domestic and international service in the consulting, government, business, and academic
spheres. He retired from MIT as the founding executive director of what is now the Center for
Digital Business in MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He tries to be the kind of person Martin
Luther King Jr spoke of when he said, “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with
disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.