Peter Hoffman, Jr. is the Ward 2 Councilman. Peter’s family came to Nichols Hills in the mid-1950’s. His late father, Peter Hoffman, Sr. was the third mayor of Nichols Hills and his late mother, Marion Devore, was an active lifetime supporter of local arts and education. Peter and his wife Susan have two sons, Alec and Drew, and three granddaughters.
Peter attended Casady School, has a BA from Southern Methodist University, and a
MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. Working as a
private investor, he has been successful in helping build several companies. He is Co-
Founder and Board Chairman of Vertec Polymers, Inc., an advanced polymer company
located in Houston, Texas. In addition, he has investments in cyber security, behavioral
analytics, and alternative power distribution systems. Peter is a noted art collector and
founder of The Hoffman Art Institute, an organization dedicated to encouraging young
artists and exhibiting important works of art worldwide.
Peter is a director of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, serving on
the Executive Committee, Collections Committee, and Chairman of the Education
Committee. He is Co-Founder and Board Chairman of Wilderness Matters, a non-profit
organization devoted to helping all people, especially those with disabilities, enjoy
outdoor experiences. He is a former director of the Payne Education Center, a nonprofit
organization focused on helping Oklahoma children learn to read and write. Peter
has a passion for physical fitness. He is an accomplished cyclist and spin instructor,
avid fly fisherman, and generally loves the out of doors. Peter and Susan are members
of All Souls Episcopal Church.
Peter has deep seeded roots in Nichols Hills and a love for his community. Concerning
his position as Nichols Hills City Councilman, he states, “I see being a councilman, at
this time, as a mission. I want to use my skills, energy, and intellect to help this
community actualize into the most beautiful place it can be, both now and into the
future. I want to help turn great ideas into something real, something special…of lasting
value.” Peter further states that the City of Nichols Hills has a great history, many active
community volunteers, and an excellent team of hard working employees. He feels
deeply honored to serve the residents of this unique and wonderful neighborhood.