Peter McMahon

Peter K. McMahon is an English businessman best known as the spouse of Dana Marie Perino, an American political analyst. McMahon is the CEO of 'Shopko,' a retail shop corporation situated in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, USA. McMahon, a seasoned businessman, and entrepreneur has collaborated with numerous international corporations. He is regarded as an expert in various sectors, including Supply Chain Management, Merchandising, Labor Relations, etc. McMahon rose to prominence as a result of his marriage to Dana Perino. Dana is a former White House press secretary who now serves as a Fox News television pundit.

Bio and Background

Peter McMahon was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, on June 6, 1954. Following his high school studies, he enrolled at the 'University of Liverpool.' He earned a bachelor's degree in 'Business Administration and Management in 1976. McMahon began his career as a distribution and supply chain director for the popular supermarket chain 'Sainsbury's,' now the UK's second-largest supermarket chain, shortly after graduating from college. McMahon was a company member from 1992 to 2000, serving in Northern England, Ireland, and Scotland.

Wife Dana Perino and Kids

Peter met his wife, Dana Perino, on an airplane flight. They were attracted to each other and decided to trade their phone numbers to continue their mutual interest with phone calls and text messages. Even though they both looked all starry-eyed at each other right away, Peter took a conservative approach because he didn't want to risk rejection. When reflecting on the start of their relationship, Peter said, "I wasn't looking for any relationship, by any means. I sat next to a 25-year-old excellent young lady, and what's the probability of some person like me having any relationship with a young lady like that? Not especially high. Thus, I wasn't hitting on her by any means. And when she gave me subtle hints, I genuinely thought it was most likely just a crush, that she enjoyed the English articulation and my comical inclination."

They got married eleven months after their first meeting. They exchanged vows in September of 1998 in England. They had a 10-day memorable honeymoon on the Greek island of Santonri. Following a year of their marriage, Perino and McMahon moved back to the United States and resided in San Diego for a long time.

His wife, Dana Perino, is known as an American political pundit. She was the 27th White House Press Secretary, serving under President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007, to January 20, 2009.

Dana speaks glowingly of her adoring, mindful and understanding husband, "My significant other is extremely astute, intelligent, exceptionally good looking, and so steady for me, given his employment and these hours. He does nearly everything at home. He deals with shopping, errands, and clothing, and he also has an all-day work."

Dana and Peter are now living in Manhattan, New York, with their dog, Jasper. Dana is the second spouse of Peter. He has kids from his previous marriage and has two Scottish grandchildren, Rachel and Sebastian.

Before marrying Dana Perino, Peter K. McMahon had been married twice. He has children from prior marriages and is now a grandfather through one of his grandchildren. Dana was seen introducing McMahon's grandchildren Sebastian and Rachel at an event in 2012. His children and grandchildren live in the United Kingdom. McMahon has no children from his marriage to Dana. McMahon and Dana have been married since 1997 and currently reside in Manhattan, New York City, New York, with their dog Jasper.


Peter McMahon has had a recognized global retail career for more than 30 years. He is knowledgeable about therapeutic items and worldwide advertising and was picked as Shopko's new Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Before joining Loblaws, he held a few senior-level positions with a portion of the world's largest retailers, including Wal-Mart in Germany and Japan and Tesco in Central Europe.

He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at the Loblaws. McMahon has a humanitarian heart demonstrated by a visit to Africa in January 2009 when he and his wife signed up to volunteer at Living Hope. Living Hope is a religious association that leads projects for individuals impacted by HIV and AIDS.

Controversy and NetWorth

A noticeable incident in Peter's life occurred when the feds went after him after a government warrant was issued for his arrest. He was wanted for not paying an unleashed dog ticket in time. Peter was reportedly strolling with his dog in Lincoln Park without a leash when a U.S. Park Ranger advised McMahon to "pick up control" of Henry the dog and "put him on a chain."

Peter's dog is a vizsla which is Hungarian chasing dogs like German Shorthaired Pointers. They are hyperactive, and if the owner doesn't give them a chance to play around and get their energy outside consistently, they will crush everything in the home. Peter did not listen to the park ranger and told the park ranger to leave him alone. As reported by the Washington Examiner, McMahon said the recreation center ranger that he didn't have a leash. The cop didn't care and issue a $25 ticket to Peter. Peter was annoyed and told the ranger, "Why not go chase down a few squirrels?"

Peter claimed to lose the ticket, so he didn't have an address to send a payment for the ticket. He didn't believe it was worth the trouble to seek the information he needed to get the ticket of his record. He thought the ticket would go away on its own. The angry and offended cop would not let go of the issue. He even went as far as to issue a warrant for the unpaid ticket. Peter eventually paid the ticket but was very annoyed with the whole process. Since the government had his address and personal information, he felt they should have just sent him a ticket copy. If they had done that, the whole mess could have been avoided.

Last Modified: Aug 19, 2021

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