Former U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic Theodore Sedgwick has experience as a successful journalist, publisher, entrepreneur, and an active tenure with various non-profit groups including the Civil War Preservation Trust and the Shakespeare Theater Company. Prior to serving as U.S. ambassador to the Slovak Republic, Sedgwick was a business executive with experience in the publishing and timber industries. He founded Pasha Publications, a specialty publisher focused on energy, defense and environment markets, and served as its chief executive for 20 years. More recently, he founded IO Energy, an online energy information company covering the natural gas, coal, and electricity industries. He was president of Red Hills Lumber Co., a producer of pine flooring.