Ambassador (ret.) Pete Romero

For those that know him, Pete Romero delights in listening and telling stories, firmly believing that honing these skills can not only be professionally rewarding but also life-enriching. He was honored to have had a twenty-five year career as a diplomat in the US Foreign Service.

In his last three postings, he was head of our embassy in El Salvador, US Ambassador in Quito, Ecuador and Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere Bureau at the US Department of State. His achievements in some of the world’s inhospitable “hot spots” earned him multiple awards for superlative leadership. While in the diplomatic service he initiated the highly successful Plan Colombia, assisted in ending the border war between Peru and Ecuador and was a key player in the implementation of the peace accords between the government and the guerrilla front in El Salvador.

Mr. Romero advises private sector clients on problem-solving and winning strategies overseas. He lectures at several of the US military’s post-graduate institutions and at the graduate school of foreign service at Georgetown University. He is sought after for his experience and expertise in counter-insurgency strategies and holistic approaches to national security threats.

He is a die-hard Seminole, having graduated with a BS and an MA from Florida State University.

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