Welcome Message from the Chair

Welcome Message from the Chair (1304)

Our leadership Committee (LC) has been working very hard and we have an exciting 2020 planned.

John O’Reilly, our Program Chair and Tony Indihar, our Arrangements Chair put a lot of effort into planning our section meetings.  They are packed with interesting and relevant speakers that I am sure you will enjoy.  With a speakers and workshops per meeting, you can typically earn 1.0 Recertification Units (RUs) at each meeting. In addition to the great speakers and workshops, the meetings are scheduled at some of our most popular St. Louis venues.

To complement our section meetings, we have the following upcoming conferences.

  • LOUCON20 is being planned for November 12that UMSL on World Quality Day.
  • Our SIUC Student Chapter is having their 17thAnnual Lean-Sigma Conference on April 23rd.

Education continues to be a priority of the section.

  • We will be offering certification preparation and recertification classes throughout the year.
  • Just as last year, we have partnered with training providers in delivering training classes on various Quality related topics.

Announcements for all the educational opportunities will be provided here (www.asqstl.org) and VOC emails.

We are expanding our Membership Committee, led by Mark Lynch, to offer other alternatives to participate in section activities.

  • This includes volunteers to mentor or participate with the student branches in our area. A new student branch was started last year at SIUE.  Mark is working with a few other colleges this year that have potential to start their own student branches.
  • Something new this year will be new member networking events to introduce members to what the section has to offer.
  • Local Communities of Practice (CoP) offer a chance to interface with others in a focused area. Communities are available for Supplier Quality and OPEX.  Please let us know if you have interest in working with or starting a new CoP within our section.
  • Development of future section member leaders.

Our events will be announced on this website (www.asqstl.og) and emailed through our Voice of the Customer (VOC) emails. We are planning to launch our section site on myASQ the 2nd quarter of 2020.  The link will be shared once it is ready.

We are working hard to increase communications through social media.  Other social media outlets include:

Katie Castree, our Social Media Chair is working hard to keep the information flowing on our social media outlets.  Ed Vallorani, our Voice of the Customer Chair, continues to do a great job with the VOC emails, sent under ASQ – St.Louis Section <ASQ@greenarrow.123signup9.com>.  If you are not receiving these, check your email preferences with ASQ or contact us at VOC@asqstl.org.

Brandon Clough, our Mentorship Chair is working to begin pairing members this spring.  More information will be shared in the coming months.

We have other volunteer opportunities within the section which allows our section to thrive, as well as, provide individual RUs.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me or any other LC member.  There is no obligation to find out more information.

If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to contact your Leadership Committee.  The LC member directory is at: http://www.asqstl.org/category/about-us/lc/  Wishing you all a successful year and hoping to see you at some of our events.   Thank you for being part of our Section.

Sandra Mohr ASQ CQE, CQA
ASQ St. Louis Section Chair
SMohr@regions.asq.org, chair@asqstl.org or  info@asqstl.org



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