Clyneice Chaney

Clyneice Chaney –  Principal Systems Engineer with MITRE brings over 30 years of testing, quality management, process improvement experience with broad-based knowledge in software and systems engineering topics including: project management, organizational change/process reengineering, organizational assessment and improvement, and software engineering training. She’s a regular presenter at international conferences and holds certifications from the American Society for Quality…

Read More

Ron Henson, DBA

Ronald Henson (Ron), DBA, LSSBB, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations Office of the Inspector General, joined the D.C. Office of the Inspector General in November 2016. Prior to that, Ron was a U.S. Army Officer (Lieutenant Colonel), serving in the Military District of Washington until retirement. Ron served over 26 years as…

Read More

Steve Bonk

Steve Bonk has over 40 years’ experience in IT program management and engineering. BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State (High Honors) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a Post Masters Graduate Certificate in IT and Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins. Project Management Professional (PMP), Risk Management Professional…

Read More

Communities of Excellence 2026

Communities of Excellence 2026 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts a national learning collaborative of communities across the country, trains communities in the Baldrige-based Communities of Excellence framework, and provides opportunities for communities to work together, and share successes, challenges, ideas and best practices on their performance excellence journeys. The Communities of Excellence Framework –…

Read More

Alliance for Performance Excellence

The Alliance for Performance Excellence is a member organization of  the state and regional Baldrige-based organizations.  The member organizations are responsible for administering their respective local-level Baldrige award and assessment programs and are the starting point for business and industry seeking to engage in the Baldrige-based performance excellence journey.  The Alliance serves as a conduit…

Read More

Past Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of our SPQA Award! Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since 1983. Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Recipients of the Medallion Award — our top award — are those exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all…

Read More

Baldrige Training 2020

Our one-day Baldrige Framework and  Criteria Training workshop is offered at least four times per year. This is a hands-on study of the most current Baldrige Framework and Criteria by qualified trainers. with participants sharing how they would respond to the criteria.  Our 2020 programs are scheduled for Richmond, Alexandria, and Norfolk, with additional programs…

Read More

Virginia SBSD

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) provides numerous supports for Virginia businesses and is a key supporter of the SPQA Ones to Watch program. Resources: SBSD Events – Great resources for small business and suppliers

Read More

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Established in 1987, the Baldrige Program is credited with making quality and performance excellence a national priority. Administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Program and Award recipients are admired worldwide. Many states and countries have programs modeled after Baldrige. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework is widely used as an assessment and…

Read More