Chuck is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Gazette Company, a company owned by a trust for the benefit of the employees (ESOP), and doing business as Iowa SourceMedia Group, consisting of The Gazette newspaper, KCRG – TV9, an ABC affiliate, Hoopla, and numerous online sites; Fusionfarm, a digital services agency and ColorWeb Printers. He is on the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of America. Chuck is leading a team attempting to create C3 – Complete Community Connection, and blogs about that project at http://chuckpeters.iowa.com and www.communitybuilding.us A lawyer by training, graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law, 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 one of the founding directors of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, is a trustee at Coe College, is a director of Swift Communications, Inc. 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 in New Bo in Cedar Rapids, and have created an acreage retreat west of Iowa City through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation www.solstead.com . Their three sons - Nate, Scott and Nick live outside the area.