Chess in Education - US LLC
Connecting Chess to the Classroom
Chess in Education - US LLC
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
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. He 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, renamed 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.
National Chess Education Consultant
In his own background as a teacher, college minister, and office administrator, chess provided the critical thinking skills he needed to succeed. Having observed the effect of poor decision-making among university students for almost 20 years, he concluded that students needed to develop better critical thinking skills at an early age. When he started coaching chess with 4th and 5th graders in southwest Louisiana, he saw the immediate improvement in those skills among students. Mr. Nash finds great fulfillment in helping teachers find ways to use chess as an educational tool in order to develop academic and 21st century skills.
Mr. Nash is a leader in the international Chess in Education movement. He was appointed Commissioner of FIDE (International Chess Federation) Education Commission in 2022.
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Chess in Education - US LLCOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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Chess in Education - US LLCBoard of directors
as of 01/18/2024
Board of directors data
Chess in Education - US
Term: 2019 -
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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