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Anne Slaughter Andrew

Anne Slaughter Andrew
United States Ambassador to Costa Rica
Assumed office
December 24, 2009
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Peter Cianchette
Personal details
Born Evansville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Joe Andrew
Profession Environmental Attorney

Anne Slaughter Andrew is an American environmental attorney and was appointed the current United States Ambassador to Costa Rica by President Barack Obama in 2009.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Review.

Andrew is married to former Chair of the Democratic National Committee Joe Andrew and they have two children.


Andrew served as Co-Chair of the Environment/Energy Team at the law firm of Baker & Daniels from 1986 to 2000, and later became a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs, where she practiced from 2001-2003. In 2004, She co-founded a medical bio-tech consulting company, Anson Group LLC, of which she was a co-owner and Director from 2004-2007. In 2007, Andrew was a founder of New Energy Nexus, LLC a consulting firm advising companies and investors on strategies related to clean energy technology.[2]

From 1997 to 1999, Andrew was Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis.

Andrew was actively engaged in conservation and environmental protection throughout her career working with organizations like The Clean Economy Network, the Sierra Club, and The Nature Conservancy.

Appointment as ambassador

Andrew was confirmed unanimously to be Ambassador to Costa Rica by the United States Senate on December 24, 2009 and is the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica.


  1. ^ , January 2010Washington Diplomat
  2. ^ US Embassy in Costa Rica website
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Peter Cianchette
U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
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