Dr. Susan Williams, professor of business in the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, has been appointed to the 2006 Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) Panel of Judges by the TNCPE Board of Directors. Every year, the Panel of Judges plays an integral role in the TNCPE Award Program, recognizing organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results.
As a member of the Panel of Judges, Williams is responsible for validating the integrity of the TNCPE award process and determining recognition levels for each award applicant. The Panel is composed of experts selected from all sectors including business, industry, education and health care organizations, professional and trade associations and government. All judges have been Baldrige National Quality Awards examiners and/or have served on the TNCPE Board of Examiners.
Established in 1993, the TNCPE Awards Program strives to promote economic development by helping companies grow more competitive in today’s global marketplace. The program is patterned after the Baldrige National Quality Program, recognized as the national standard for recognizing organizational excellence. More than 1,000 organizations have participated in and benefited from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Awards program.