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Name: Cianchette, Peter
Current Position: Former Ambassador
A businessman active in Republican politics, Peter E. Cianchette was confirmed as US Ambassador to Costa Rica on April 29, 2008. Cianchette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of Maine.
In the private sector, he has worked as a senior executive for the cement and concrete manufacturer Dragon Products Company (Maine), founded Cianchette Enterprises, Inc., and was CEO and Executive VP of Pierce Atwood Consulting, Maine’s largest law firm. Other stints include president of the Cianchette Group, a public affairs management and business consulting firm, as partner in the Maine private investment firm CHK Capital Partners, LLC, and president of SeptiTech, Inc., one of its portfolio companies.
In the public sector, Cianchette has served two terms as a State Representative (1996-2000) and was a Republican candidate for Governor of Maine in 2002. In 2004 he was the Maine General Chairman of the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign. He also served on the Republican National Committee and as a Maine Health Corporator.
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