Recent ASQ Meetings in Washington, D.C.
December 16, 2004 -- The following is a synopsis of meetings held on behalf of ASQ in Washington, DC, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2004. Representing ASQ: William C. Sellery and Amy Kimball, Sellery Associates, Inc., and Dick Sandretti, Sandretti Associates, Inc.
Primary objectives of this series of meetings were to explore opportunities for extending ASQ's certification process into other areas, to seek support for appropriations for the recently passed legislation to expand the Baldrige Award to not-for-profits, and to conduct a series of interviews with notable and newsworthy figures in Washington.
House Administration Committee, Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH), chairman.
The chairman is interested in the potential of adopting the ASQ certification process for the Capitol police department, which comes under his jurisdiction.
Interview with Harry S. Hertz, director of the Baldrige National Quality Program.
The interview was conducted for a forthcoming article to be disseminated by ASQ to the membership.
Rep. James Moran (D-VA).
Meeting was held to seek support of the Congressman for appropriations for the new not-for-profit Baldrige category.
Interview with James Turner, senior staff, minority, House Science Committee.
Interview was conducted to develop a "side bar" article to the Hertz interview and dealt with the history and strategies of the development of the Baldrige Award in the middle 1980s.