Following his graduation from the University of Michigan’s MBA program, Neil Dietsch’s professional career included information technology consulting, management, and senior project management positions in dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Neil found time to indulge his youthful love of chess with opportunities to teach the game to children. It wasn’t long before he was spotting opportunities to apply his business and technical expertise in the education and non-profit realm. He served as president of the Alabama Chess Federation from 2010 to 2019. He founded Chess in Schools in 2016 – which became Chess in Education – US in 2023. His goal is to sustain this unique organization in a way that reflects the passion, values, and hopes of the many educators who share its mission.
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