Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2021

2021 Leadership Committee St. Louis Section 1304

Name Position Email
Dawn Newman Section Chair
Rod Toro Vice Chair
Jessica Starling Treasurer
Karen Heckman Secretary
Sandra Mohr Past Chair
Randy Thompson Audit Chair
Mark Lynch Membership Chair
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair
John O’Reilly Program Chair
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair
Thomas Miller Community Outreach Chair
Thomas Leith Education Chair
Chris Anderson Website Chair
Ed Vallorani Voice of the Customer Chair
Loree Rowe Placement Chair
Brandon Clough Mentorship Chair
[open] Social Media Chair
Rod Toro Conference Chair
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Karen Maskell and Awards 20 APR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 6PM

Maskell, Karen

Karen Maskell, ASQ West North Central Region Director

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

National Volunteer Week and
ASQ 2020 Recognition

National Volunteer Week was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1974 to highlight the various opportunities available for those interested in volunteering. National Volunteer Week occurs during the third week in April. It is an opportunity to thank the thousands of volunteers across the country that keep their organizations running, communities safe and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers. It’s also a time to consider volunteering or providing support to those organizations vital to your community.

Karen Maskell, ASQ West North Central Region Director, will present the current state and direction of ASQ.

Finally, the ASQ St. Louis section will recognize three (3) award recipients for their 2020 efforts for the ASQ St. Louis section.
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Bridget Brown 25 MAR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 4PM Happy Hour Presentation

Bridget K. Brown

Owner | Chief Storytelling Officer StoryMatters, LLC

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 VIRTUAL 4PM Happy Hour Presentation

Tools for Tough Conversations

Perhaps you need to have a tough conversation with a client, a co-worker or a family member.  We will define what that looks like, talk about the challenges and provide you with a few quick tools of how to go about listening better when these conversations arise. In this is an interactive zoom session, we will discuss and provide you with tools for how to have tough conversations.
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Michael Scofield 10 MAR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Michael Scofield MBA

Michael Scofield, Assistant Clinical Professor, Loma Linda University

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Covid-19 Data Quality Case Study

Managing a public health crisis requires reliable metrics, generally on an aggregate level.  Unlike many industrial processes, raw data about a pandemic is captured through a variety of distributed locations, events, and jurisdiction.  Data quality challenges abound.  Definitions of events, metrics, and timing of aggregates create ambiguities and uncertainties.
We will examine critical elements of the current pandemic including explaining how a virus works, definitions of antigens, antibodies, co-morbidity, false negatives, and long-haul symptoms resulting from Covid-19 infection.  We introduce a graphic model of the chain of events in a patient’s illness, and how we could benefit from more metrics with greater precision.  We will introduce the concept of the event-to-information supply chain and issues of timing and ambiguity of high-level metrics.  We show examples of political bias in expression and manipulation of information.  We will finally look at the quality challenges of vaccine testing and distribution.
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ASQ 1304 Section Member Spotlight – Dawn Newman

Dawn Newman is an Executive & Professional Coach and Organization Development Consultant

BIO:   Currently Dawn serves as Chair for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) St. Louis section and maintains ASQ CQE and CQA.

Dawn is an Executive & Professional Coach and Organization Development Consultant with a passion for Quality. She formed A New Dawn Coaching, LLC. in 2018 to focus on leadership coaching. Dawn’s multi-disciplined career includes leadership & technical roles in Organization Development, Supplier Program Management, Quality, Operations, and Human Resources. With over 15 years of leadership coaching experience, she enjoys helping leaders and teams build capabilities & accomplish results.

She has a Ph.D. in Organization Development an MBA and a Math degree.

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Dr. Randy Baker 25 FEB 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Dr. Randy Baker Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting Senior Manager (Retired) – The Boeing Company

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Obtaining Accurate and Compelling Data: Challenges and Importance

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and highlight issues that lead to variability during the process of collecting, determining suitability, storing, updating and analysis of data for decision-making purposes.

Regardless if data is collected from operations, real-time feeds, or from computer-based / database warehousing, data often has further multi-faceted uses beyond the primary purposes of the original researcher, investigator, or analyst. Consequently, this presentation posits that a user’s knowledge of data accuracy from secondary data is likely not commensurate with its importance in terms of subsequent analysis and down-stream decisions resulting from secondary data set(s). 

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Meredith Perry 1 MAR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Monday, Mar 1, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Safety and Quality Commitment: You can’t have one without the other

A look at the importance of safety in regards to quality in the Food Manufacturing space.
-How to create a culture of safety
-Why are safety and quality paramount?
-What does a commitment to safety and quality do for an organization?

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Tony Belilovskiy 1 FEB 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Belilovskiy, TonyHollingsworth, BradMonday, Feb 1, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Voice of the Customer and Lean Six Sigma Powerhouse

Combining Voice of the Customer and Lean Six Sigma into one webinar is the most powerful accelerator for enhancing your organization forward, clearly defining and integrating VOC, Lean, DMAIC and Design for Six Sigma, and achieving a high-performance culture.

This session combines the power of an unconventional Voice of the Customer methodology with Six Sigma core concepts, creating a continuous feedback loop to power your continuous improvement initiatives.  The constant feedback for Define part of DMAIC, translation of VOC data into CTQ requirements, Design for Six Sigma introduction are just a few topics that will be discussed and presented in this presentation.

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George Strodtbeck 13 JAN 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Happy Hour Presentation

Strodtbeck, George

George Strodtbeck, Vice President, SBTI

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 VIRTUAL Happy Hour Presentation

S-Curves and Kano – A Model for Change

This presentation discusses S-Curves (maturity curves) as mechanism for organizing for change, the Kano Model, and how the two are linked together.

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George Friesen 14 OCT 2020 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation

Friesen, George

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 VIRTUAL Presentation

What it Takes to be a Great Leader

A discussion of what it takes to be a great leader.  We will consider several leaders who exemplify what it takes to drive a continuous improvement culture.  We will also focus on seven dimensions of lean leadership, considering each as they impact project implementation and ongoing operations. We will conclude with a review of the leader as a catalyst including the beliefs and behaviors of catalyst leaders.

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