ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Executive Committee

Sermin Vanderbilt, Ph.D.

Conference Co-founder
American Quality Institute


 Joel Smith, MBB
Technical Program Chair
 Dr Pepper Snapple Group


Marco Luzzatti, MBB
Conference Co-founder
Greenville Technical College


  Pauline Vanderbilt, MBA
Conference Co-founder

American Quality Institute


Korey Zawadzki
Conference Vice-Chair
VP, Operations Excellence Business Development

Competitive Solutions

Bonnie Stone, MBB, PMP
Immediate Past-Chair



Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, MBB
Firefly Consulting

Technical Committee


Tina Agustiady, MBB
Certified Lean Six Sigma MBB, Partner, Director of Continuous Improvement
InnovaNet


Brian Clark
Praxis 8, LLC


Bryan Collins, 
PMP, CBAP, MBB
Kaiser Permanente


Dennis Deas
Kaiser Permanente


Tim Decker
NICE


Jim Duarte, ASQ Fellow, LSSMBB, CSSBB, CQE
LJ Duarte & Associates, LLC


Michael Ford, M.S.I.S.E, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CSSGB, CQE, CRE, CQA, CPSM, ACPF
TQM Works Consulting


Adam Gilley, MBA, LSSBB
Intuit, Inc.


Jeffrey Steven Johnson, MBA, MBB
Director of Process Improvement
Lean Management / USG Production System,
USG Corporation


Laura Martin-Samala, LSSBB
Global Project Management Office, IT Business Analyst
Arrow Electronics


Tanya Pistawka
Post University


Tommy Van Eimeren
LSBB Arrow Electronics

REGISTRATION OPEN 
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SPEAKERS' CORNER
Submit your PowerPoint by
January 31, 2019
Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

Please download the Speaker Instructions here

Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.