Program Members

Alliance Members

ALABAMA 
Alabama Performance Excellence Program 
 

Award Program

Member

Contact:

Linda Vincent Executive Director
Mickey Trimm UAB Coordinator

Phone: 205-799-7917
Email Linda Vincent
Phone: 205-996-2726
Email Mickey Trimm

Board Chair:

Charlie Blass
Teledyne Brown Engineering (retired)

Phone:  256-508-8311
Email Charlie Blass

Organization:

Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) 1285 Misty Lane Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Phone: 205-799-7917
Website Link

ALASKA 
 
 

see entry under Washington

ARKANSAS 
Governor’s Quality Award 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Carol Mugerditchian , Interim Contact

Phone: 501-210-4211
Email Carol Mugerditchian

Board Chair:

Myla Petree Baldor

Phone:  479-784-5359
Email Myla Petree

Organization:

Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE)  1200 West Capitol Street Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-372-2222
Fax: 501-372-2722
Website Link

ARIZONA/ NEVADA/UTAH 
Performance Excellence Program 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Karen L. Shepard Staff

Phone: 480-874-5815
Email Karen Shepard

Board Chair:

Tyson Heath  Western Governors University, UT

Phone: 801-924-4611
Email Tyson Heath

Organization:

Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) 3961 E. Chandler Boulevard Suite 111-334 Phoenix, AZ 85048-0303

Phone: 480-874-5815
Email SWAE
Website Link

CALIFORNIA 
California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Lindsey Cunningham Director of Operations

Phone:  858-486-0400
Email Lindsey Cunningham

Board Chair:

Denise Shields Shields Resource Group

Phone:  949-533-0912
Email Denise Shields

Organization:

California Council for Excellence (CCE)        17595 Harvard Ste C #150 Irvine, CA 92614

Phone:  858-486-0400
Email CCE
Website Link

COLORADO/MONTANA/ WYOMING/NEBRASKA 
Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence Award 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Mike Gratz  Executive Director

Sally McCance Program Manager

Phone: 612-845-6132
Email Mike Gratz

Phone: 720-515-2581
Email Admin

Board Chair:

Steve Schmidle Board Chair

Phone: 720-515-2581
Email Steve Schmidle

Organization:

Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx)  P.O. Box 4263, Greenwood Village, CO 80155

CONNECTICUT 
 
 

see entry under Massachusetts

DELAWARE 
 
 

see entry under Pennsylvania

FLORIDA/GEORGIA 
Governor’s Sterling Award & Georgia Oglethorpe Award 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Dione Geiger President
Gayle Thompson Operations Coordinator

Board Chair:

Debra Shultz Florida Sterling Council, Inc.

Phone:  850-922-5316

Organization:

Southeastern Partnership for Business Excellence (SEPBEx)
Florida Sterling Council, Inc. (FSC) P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317-3907

Phone:  850-922-5316
Fax: 850-488-7579
Website Link

GEORGIA 
Georgia Oglethorpe Award Process 
 

see entry under Florida

HAWAII/AMERICAN SAMOA/ GUAM/NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 
Hawaii Award of Excellence (HAE) 
 

Multi-State and Pacific Islands Regional Award Program

Member

Contact:

Glenn Hamamura HAE Contact
Frank Appel HAE Contact

Phone: 808-781-5875
Email Glenn Hamamura
Phone: 808-224-8559
Email Frank Appel

Organization:

American Society for Quality (ASQ) Hawaii Section 95-1098 Leolani Street Mililani, HI 96789

Fax: 808-623-6978
Website Link

IDAHO 
 
 

see entry under Washington

ILLINOIS 
IMEC Excellence Recognition Program 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Holly Bender Manager, IMEC Excellence Recognition Program

Phone: 309-235-5204
Email Holly Bender

Organization:

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)

Phone:  888-806-4632

IMEC Excellence Recognition Program 1501 W. Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625

Fax:  309-677-3289
Email ILPEx
Website Link

INDIANA 
 
 

see entry under Ohio

IOWA 
Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program (IRPE) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Scott Burgmeyer  Executive Director

Phone: 319-398-7101
Email Scott Burgmeyer

Organization:

The Iowa Quality Center (IQC)  1055 Longfellow Drive Suite B Hiawatha, IA 52233

Fax: 319-398-5698
Email IQC
Website Link

KANSAS 
 
 

see entry under Texas

KENTUCKY 
The KYCPE Award Program 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Dean Bondhus Executive Director – Interim

Phone: 502-608-2061
Email Dean Bondhus

Board Chair:

Dean Bondhus President

Phone:  502-608-2061
Email Dean Bondhus

Organization:

Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence (KYCPE)  710 East Main Street Lexington, KY 40502

LOUISIANA 
The Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Gordon Payne President
Ron Schulingkamp Vice President

Phone: 504-722-2143
Email Gordon Payne

Organization:

Louisiana Quality Foundation (LQF)  c/o Louisiana Economic Development P.O. Box 94185 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185

Phone:  None
Fax:  None
Website Link

MAINE 
 
 

see entry under New Hampshire

MARYLAND 
Maryland Performance Excellence 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

LaWanda Burwell  President

Organization:

Contact Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. (MPEF) 5 Cotswold Court Owings Mills, MD 21117

Phone: 410-294-2056
Website Link

MASSACHUSETTS/ NEW YORK/ CONNECTICUT/ RHODE ISLAND 
Performance Excellence Award (Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island ) 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Contact:

Laura Kinney Board Vice-Chair

Phone: 425-761-8409
Email Laura Kinney

Board Chair:

Steve Cano Cambridge Health Alliance

Phone: 617-806-8500
Email Steve Cano

Organization:

Partners in Performance Excellence (PIPEX)

MICHIGAN 
Michigan Performance Excellence Award 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Geri Markley  Executive Director

Phone: 231-622-5530
Email Geri Markley

Organization:

Michigan Performance Excellence (MIPEx) 11477 SW Torch Lake Drive Rapid City, MI 49767-9610

MINNESOTA / NORTH DAKOTA / SOUTH DAKOTA 
Minnesota Performance Excellence Award / North Dakota Performance Excellence Award / South Dakota Performance Excellence Award 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Brian Lassiter President

Phone: 612-868-3519
Email Brian Lassiter

Board Chair:

Rachelle Schultz Winona Health

Phone: 507-454-3650
Email Rachelle Schultz

Organization:

Performance Excellence Network (PEN) P.O Box 131085  St. Paul, MN 55113

Phone:  612-462-3577
Email PEN 
Website Link

MISSISSIPPI 
NONE 
 

no In-State Award Program

Supported by Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee programs

Mississippi organizations and individuals should contact these programs

MISSOURI 
 
 

see entry under Texas

MONTANA 
 
 

see entry under Colorado

NEBRASKA 
 
 

see entry under Colorado

NEVADA 
 
 

see entry under Arizona

NEW HAMPSHIRE/ MAINE/VERMONT 
New Hampshire Performance Excellence Award Program Maine Performance Excellence Award Program Vermont Performance Excellence Award Program 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Anne Warner Executive Director

Phone: 603-321-1046
Email Anne Warner

Board Chair:

Tom Raffio Northeast Delta Dental

Phone:  603-223-1000
Email Tom Raffio

Organization:

ExcellenceNorth Alliance  P.O. Box 29 Manchester, NH 03105-0029

Fax:  None
Website Link

NEW JERSEY 
 
 

see entry under Pennsylvania

NEW MEXICO 
New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Program (NMPEA) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Gail Hammer Board Member
Alan Zevenbergen Awards Administrator

Board Chair:

Stanley Johnson VA

Phone: 505-400-3055
Email Stanley Johnson

Organization:

Quality New Mexico (QNM) P.O. Box 25005  Albuquerque, NM 87125

Phone:  505-944-2001
Fax: 505-944-2002
Website Link

NEW YORK 
 
 

see entry under Massachusetts

NORTH CAROLINA 
North Carolina Awards for Excellence 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Kevin Grayson  Program Leader

Phone: 704-751-9661
Email Kevin Grayson

Organization:

North Carolina State University
Industrial Extension Service (IES)
  Campus Box 7902  Raleigh, NC 27695-7902

Phone: 919-515-5430
Fax:  None
Website Link

NORTH DAKOTA 
 
 

see entry under Minnesota

OHIO/INDIANA/ WEST VIRGINIA 
Awards for Excellence 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Margot Hoffman President/CEO

Phone: 614-425-7157
Email Margot Hoffman

Board Chair:

George McAfee

Phone:  419-721-1163
Email George McAfee

Organization:

The Partnership for Excellence (TPE)  829 Bethel Road #212 Columbus, OH 43214

Phone:  614-425-7157
Fax: 614-515-4771
Website Link

OKLAHOMA 
Oklahoma Quality Awards (OQA) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Tammie Strobel
Tri County Technology Center

Phone: 918-331-3238
Email Tammie Strobel

OREGON 
 
 

see entry under Washington

PENNSYLVANIA/ DELAWARE/ NEW JERSEY 
Mid-Atlantic Award for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Robert Bitner President & CEO

Phone:  717-737-6470
Email Robert Bitner

Board Chair:

Tod Kline Superintendent, Waynesboro Area School District

Phone:  717- 762-1191 x1101
Email Tod Kline

Organization:

Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) 590 Centerville Road #260 Lancaster, PA 17601

Fax:  717- 685-3226
Email MAAPE
Website Link

RHODE ISLAND 
 
 

see entry under Massachusetts

SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Bridget Dewes Chairperson, Forum Steering Committee

Phone: 803-535-5793
Email Bridget Dewes

Organization:

South Carolina Quality Forum (SCQF)  c/o Clafin University 400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115

Phone: 888-231-0578
Fax: 864-503-5995
Website Link

SOUTH DAKOTA 
 
 

see entry under Minnesota

TENNESSEE 
Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Awards Program 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Tamera Fields Parsons President & CEO

Phone: 423-794-7969
Email Tamera Fields Parsons

Board Chair:

Amy Shreve First Horizon Bank

Phone: 901-523-5010
Email Amy Shreve

Organization:

Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE)
PO Box 101310, Nashville, TN 37224

Phone: 615-532-4590
Email TNCPE
Website Link

TENNESSEE 
Memphis Regional Quality Cup Award 
 

Contact:

Regional Award Program

Member

Contact:

Donald C. Fisher Executive Director/CEO

Phone: 901-543-3551
Email Donn Fisher

Organization:

Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center (MSQPC) MSQPC – The Quality Center  22 N. Front Street Suite 200 Memphis, TN 38103

Fax: 901-543-3510
Website Link

TEXAS/PUERTO RICO/ KANSAS/MISSOURI 
Texas Award for Performance Excellence Missouri Quality Award (MQA) / Kansas Quality Award (KQA) 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Mac McGuire Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 512-656-8946
Email Mac McGuire

Organization:

Quality Texas Foundation (QTF)  201 Woodland Park Georgetown, TX 78633-2007

Fax: none
Website Link

UTAH 
 
 

see entry under Arizona

VERMONT 
 
 

see entry under New Hampshire

VIRGINIA and DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia and DC 
 

Senate Productivity Award

Member

Contact:

Phone:
Email 

Board Chair:

Matt Smith Chair

Phone:  703-228-6199
Email Matt Smith

Organization:

Virginia SPQA                                                          P.O. Box 6392, Glen Allen, VA 23058

Fax:  None
Website Link

WASHINGTON/IDAHO/ OREGON/ALASKA 
Washington State Quality Award / Performance Excellence Northwest Award 
 

Multi-State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Theron Post  Executive Director

Phone: 888-912-7369
Email Theron Post

Board Chair:

Joni Dixon  PeaceHealth – Bellingham

Phone:  None
Email Joni Dixon

Organization:

Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW)
P.O. Box 5941 Kent, WA 98064-5941

WEST VIRGINIA 
 
 

see entry under Ohio

WISCONSIN 
Wisconsin Forward Award (WFA) 
 

State Award Program

Member

Contact:

Liz Menzer  Executive Director

Phone: 608-663-5300
Email Liz Menzer

Board Chair:

Cindy Mand Medical College of Wisconsin

Phone:  608-442-5680
Email

Organization:

Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence (WCPE)  2909 Landmark Place Suite 300  Madison, WI 53713

WYOMING 
 
 

see entry under Colorado

AMERICAN SAMOA 
 
 

see entry under Hawai’i

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
 
 

see entry under Virginia

GUAM 
 
 

see entry under Hawai’i

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 
 
 

see entry under Hawai’i

PUERTO RICO 
 
 

see entry under Texas

VIRGIN ISLANDS 
NONE 
 

no in-State Award Program

Virgin Islands organizations and individuals should email this Link for support

UNITED STATES  
AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award 
 

National Award Program for all AHCA/NCAL members

Member

Contact:

Urvi Patel Senior Director Quality Improvement

Phone: 202-898-2858
Email Urvi Patel

Board Chair:

Tammy Kelly CCR, Inc.

Phone:  None
Email Tammy Kelly

Organization:

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
 1201 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Phone:  202-898-2840
Fax:  None
Website Link

UNITED STATES 
Communities of Excellence 
 

Assessment & Recognition Program

Member

Contact:

Stephanie Norling
Executive Director

Phone: 858-342-8185
Email Stephanie Norling

Board Chair:

Lowell Kruse Retired
Retired

Phone: 816-390-2727
Email Lowell Kruse

Organization:

Communities of Excellence
2026 518 South 6th Street, St Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: 202-898-2840
Website Link

International 
Sterling International 
 

Sterling International Award

Member

Contact:

Board Chair:

Alaa A. El-Halwagy

Phone:  954-461-4949
Email Alaa A. El-Halwagy

Organization:

Sterling International
Wisma UOA Damansara II, No. 6, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 954-461-4949
Website Link

2021 Baldrige Fall Conference

Oct 25 and 26 - El Paso, TX.