Chairs Message

With this new year comes a change in leadership for the Quality Management Division. I am both honored and humbled to serve our membership as QMD chair for the next two years. Peggy Milz is helping out with our business plan as chair elect. The rest of the QMD leadership team will be guiding us on our journey. I would like to thank Jan Tucker for her years of service to QMD. Jan will still be supporting our division as immediate past chair.

The QMD leadership team has been positioning itself to support ASQ’s transformation. Some of the upcoming initiatives for 2018 include:

- Form teams of subject matter experts around the seven areas of the quality management body of knowledge. These teams will develop, solicit, and curate content across all of our distribution channels.

- Work closely with ASQ headquarters to design a QMD website that integrates with ASQ’s web presence and provides better value to our members.

- Establish and maintain a presence on select social media platforms so that our members have an opportunity to interact and learn from each other with regard to quality management principles and concepts.

The QMD will continue to serve our membership by publishing our peer reviewed quarterly journal The Quality Management Forum, several content rich member eblasts, and a member breakfast/ business meeting at the World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Seattle.

While we have an amazing team of member leaders, we are all volunteers with paying jobs. There is a considerable amount of work in front of us supporting ASQ’s transformation. We could use some help on our Content Management Committees, web site development, and managing our social media presence. In the meantime I ask for your patience while we lay the foundation to better serve you… our membership.

Best Regards,

Jerry Rice
ASQ Quality Management Division

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