Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges bestows awards to companies at the end of the TNCPE award program cycle. Following a review of company evaluations submitted by the Board of Examiners, the Panel, a select group of experts on the Criteria for Performance Excellence, determines the award level of each applicant. The Panel also validates the integrity of the awards program assessment process.

Dr. Joe Alexander
Associate Dean and Senior Professor of Performance Excellence
The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Andy Czuchry, Ph.D.
AFG Chair of Excellence in Business & Technology
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Dr. Donald Fisher
Executive Director and CEO
MSQPC – “The Quality Center”
Memphis, TN

Jim Hill
Program Manager
John Deere
Charlotte, NC  

David Jones
Co-Founder, Vice President
Edamar, Inc.
Johnson City, TN


James D. Keiffer
General Manager
Middle Tennessee Customer Service- Tennessee Valley Authority
Nashville, TN

Tamera Parsons
Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City, TN

Heather Schoch
Nashville, TN

Sam D. Turner, Jr.
President and Member
Baldrige Success Strategies
Jackson, TN

Sonja Wulff
Director, Journey to Excellence
Texas Health Resources
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX