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Chuck Peters
The Gazette Company

Chuck is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Gazette Company, a media company located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa consisting of two operating companies. Gazette Communications publishes The Gazette newspaper, local shoppers, does commercial printing, has numerous online sites and provides direct marketing services. Cedar Rapids Television Company broadcasts KCRG - TV9, an ABC affiliate.

A lawyer by training, Chuck spent a decade in the appliance business, five years as President of Amana Refrigeration and until 1998 as Vice President Administration of Maytag. Between appliance assignments, he was the CEO of Breakthrough, an Iowa City start-up software and consulting company engaged in developing effective early literacy programs for school systems.

Chuck is a director of Swift Newspapers, Inc. and Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, is a trustee of Coe College, and is active in many civic and charitable organizations, including United Way, the Hall-Perrine Foundation and Junior Achievement.

He and his wife Mary Ann live on an acreage west of Iowa City. They have three sons - Nate, Scott and Nick.