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Message from the Baldrige Program Director, Robert Fangmeyer

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is seeking applicants for its Board of Examiners. The board supports and evaluates the performance improvement of all types of organizations—businesses, schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations, including government agencies.

In support of the Baldrige Program, experts from around the United States give their time generously and enthusiastically as members of the board. Examiners make major contributions, both to the national effort to recognize and promote performance excellence and to their employing organizations. Examiners evaluate organizations that are striving to serve as role models for the United States by applying for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The program accepts award applications from manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit organizations. Coverage and balance within these sectors are important factors in selecting examiners. Our goal is to ensure broad representation from many industries, companies, and organizations, in the for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors. We are particularly interested in potential examiners who are chief medical officers, physicians, nurses and other clinicians; senior leaders of medium and large organizations; community college administrators; K-12 principals, administrators, and superintendents; and financial professionals with senior-level experience in nonprofit organizations, particularly utilities and other government organizations, as well as charities.

Prospective examiners (including those who previously have served on the board) must apply each year. To fulfill one of the basic aims of the Baldrige Program—expanding the United States' base of knowledgeable, trained examiners—a portion of the board always is reserved for new examiners. If you believe you are qualified, are willing to make a significant commitment of time and energy, want to help improve our country's institutions, and want to benefit from the networking and educational experience of being an examiner, we encourage you to apply to serve on the Board of Examiners.


The Examiner Application is closed. Please check back on November 25, 2014 for the opening of the 2015 Examiner Application.



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