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SoL Staff

SoL's staff is a hard-working team of individuals dedicated to making the SoL vision a reality. We work hard to provide the SoL community with the tools and resources it needs to be successful.

Our office is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA.

Frank Schneider President and CEO

Judy Swasey 
Business Manager

Lisa Kim
Program and Logistics Manager

Diane Nakashian Executive Assistant to Peter Senge

Frank Schneider, President and CEO
Frank Schneider is responsible for ongoing operations and strategic partnerships by working closely with SoL's growing global community of organizations, individuals and networks committed to fundamental systems change and advancing the state-of-art in building learning organizations. Frank joined SoL in 2001 and most recently has been responsible for enrollment and production of all the SoL capacity building workshops. Previously Frank’s work focused on engagement of members and clients along with business development.

Prior to joining SoL in 2001, Frank was a credit analyst for business loans at Deutsche Bank AG in Germany. In this role he worked with managers of German and French business clients and consulted with several start-up clients assisting them to expand nationwide. Subsequently, he became a Human Resource Manager in one of Germany's largest research centers taking responsibility for 900 employees of various scientific-technical and commercial professions in 12 of the center's research departments.

Frank received his undergraduate degree from universities in Germany and France and completed internships in several multinational companies in Luxembourg, France, and Canada. As a member of AIESEC he organized numerous workshops on developing communication skills and understanding management and leadership in turbulent times. Frank received his MBA from Boston College, where he was awarded with the Edgar F. Huse Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of organization studies.

Frank has published articles in The Systems Thinker and Reflections: The SoL Journal, and is a member of the Honors Society Beta Gamma Sigma.

Contact Frank at +1.617.300.9535 or frank at

Diane Nakashian, Executive Assistant to Peter Senge
Diane is an Executive Assistant at SoL supporting Peter Senge. In this position she manages Peter's calendar and works with Anne Starr to coordinate Peter's public speaking engagements and travel arrangements. Diane previously worked for Dialogos and Innovation Associates/AD Little in a similar position and was the Office Manager for the IBM PC User Group of the Boston Computer Society.


Contact Diane at +1.617.300.9550 or diane at

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