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Four New Overseers Appointed to the Board; Rulon Stacey Appointed Chair

June 11, 2013

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Former Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently appointed Robert Hagans, Warren Harris, Terry Holliday, and Liza Nickerson Seltzer to three-year terms on the Board of Overseers of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Rulon Stacey was appointed chair of the board.

The Board of Overseers, which consists of distinguished leaders from all sectors of the U.S. economy, is appointed by the secretary of commerce to advise the Department of Commerce on the Baldrige Program. The board will be meeting at NIST this week.

Robert Hagans is executive vice president and chief financial officer of AARP in Washington, DC. Warren Harris is president of Tata Technologies in Novi, Michigan. Terry Holliday is commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and the former superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools, a 2008 Baldrige Award recipient. Liza Nickerson Seltzer is executive vice president of performance excellence at Applied Clinical Intelligence, LLC, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Rulon Stacey, who has served on the Board of Overseers since 2012, will serve as the new chairperson. He is president of University of Colorado Health and the former president of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Poudre Valley Health System, a 2008 Baldrige Award recipient that is now part of the University of Colorado Health system.

The Board of Overseers is an advisory board authorized in Public Law 100-107, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987. The Board reviews the work of the private sector contractor(s), which assists the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in managing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and makes recommendations for the improvement of the award process as it deems necessary. Candidates are recruited for consideration for selection through a notice in the Federal Register and a posting of a summary description of the Board of Overseers on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s Web site. Individuals are selected for their ability to contribute to the goals and objectives of the Board of Overseers based on the published criteria.

See the full list of members of the Board of Overseers on our Web site.