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Carr, Swanson & Randolph LLC
107 S. West St #486
Alexandria, VA 22314

Pete Swanson, a senior partner at Carr Swanson & Randolph, LLC, helps people and organizations better connect and communicate with each other. He is an accomplished mediator, coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant in leadership development and alignment and systemic/organizational change.  With extensive domestic and international experience, he specializes in leadership development and training; complex organizational, cultural and systemic change; and providing mediation/conflict resolution services, training and education.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Swanson has been at the cutting edge of leadership development and complex systemic organization change efforts. He regularly facilitates senior executive leadership programs in the intelligence community and federal agencies; provides executive coaching services to senior leaders, and presides over numerous organizational culture change efforts. He has served as course designer and lead trainer and instructor for over 3,000 students in hundreds of mediation, leadership/negotiation, and facilitation courses and workshops for over 50 federal/state/local and international agencies and organizations in four continents and 18 countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Serbia, India, Guatemala, Panama, Japan, Greece, Sweden, Korea, Nepal, Cyprus and Austria.

Mr. Swanson is an innovator in the field of difficult conversations and negotiating with difficult personalities, having designed courses, taught and coached many managers, executives and leaders who are involved in potentially difficult conversations of any sort to enhance their communication and negotiation skills to reach a deeper level of connection and understanding and transform adversarial relationships into productive partnerships. 

Mr. Swanson has been a mediator and neutral party for two decades, serving 12 years at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as a Commissioner. While at the FMCS he was a principle architect of their domestic and international alternative dispute resolution programs, and served as a mediator and facilitator in many public policy, labor, grant, employment, EEO, and environmental disputes.
Mr. Swanson holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and an M.S degree in Conflict Management, as well as most courses for his doctorate in Conflict Analysis and resolution, all from George Mason University.

Current/recent clients include: US Air Force, Institute for Environmental Conflict resolution, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Medical University of South Carolina, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (SENSA Solutions), Central Intelligence Agency, Open Source Center, Office of the Director for National Intelligence (Science Applications Corporation), US Agency for International Development (ARD Inc., Deloitte Consulting, BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, Management Systems Incorporated, American Center for International Solidarity), Department of Interior, Indian Health Service, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Highways Administration, Department of State, National Indian Gaming Commission, Community Relations Service, Office of Personnel Management, Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor, Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy, Policy Studies Incorporated, Falmouth Institute, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, World Learning, Alaska Village Safe Water Program, Office of Tribal Self-Governance.

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