Pete Swanson

Carr, Swanson and Randolph, LLC

Address: 15407 Martin’s Hundred Drive Centreville, VA 20120
Phone: 703.818.1740

Mediator, coach, facilitator, trainer, and consultant in leadership development and change management; former Commissioner at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; and an MA in Conflict Management George Mason University.

Pete Swanson, a senior partner at Carr Swanson & Randolph, has extensive domestic and international experience helping a diverse range of national and international clients with effective dispute resolution systems design, training and the use of collaborative processes to resolve difficult external and internal issues. He specializes in merging the disciplines of conflict resolution, leadership development, coaching and organizational development and training/education to provide systemic and holistic approaches to client challenges. He 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.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Swanson has been at the cutting edge of conflict resolution, leadership development and complex systemic organization change efforts. He has worked in over 50 federal/state/local and international agencies and organizations in four continents and 19 countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Serbia, India, Guatemala, Panama, Japan, Greece, Sweden, Korea, Nepal, Cyprus, Dominican Republic and Austria.

He regularly presides over organizational culture change efforts, facilitates senior executive leadership programs and culture change efforts in the intelligence community and federal agencies; and provides executive coaching services to senior leaders. 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. Mr. Swanson is an innovator in the nexus of conflict resolution, leadership development and culture change. He has designed, taught courses, and coached many leaders who are involved in challenging environments 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. He has facilitated numerous complex multi-party, public policy and negotiated rulemaking disputes, including extensive work with intergovernmental agencies and Native American tribes and tribal organizations.

Mr. Swanson has a Masters degree in Conflict Management as well as an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology, both from George Mason University.