Following his graduation from the University of Michigan’s MBA program, Mr. Dietsch’s professional career included information technology consulting, management, and senior project management positions in dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Dietsch 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 has served as president of the Alabama Chess Federation since 2010, and founded Chess in Schools LLC in 2016. 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.