Iowa Performance Excellence is a customer-focused, highly flexible and innovative organization that is the catalyst to transform individuals and organizations from good to great to excellent using the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.
Formed in 1993, the Woods Quality Center began as a shared vision of a total quality environment for the entire community, including business and industry, schools, government, nonprofit organizations, labor unions, and the service and retail industries.
In 2001 the name was changed to the Iowa Quality Center (IQC) as a result of a new state-wide focus on all areas of quality and performance excellence.
Today, IQC and iPEX focus on performance excellence across Iowa and continue to provide access to training and consulting services through our partner organizations. We are proud to run the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence program and to represent members from government, manufacturing, business, education, labor, retail, service, and healthcare organizations throughout the state.
Scott is a Leadership, Excellence, Lean, Six Sigma & Baldrige Guru. Scot is the founder & CEO of Creative Solutions Group and co-founder of The BecomeMore Institute. For over 30 years, Scott has worked and consulted in manufacturing, technology, education, finance and health care industries.
Sarah has been with the Iowa Quality Center since 2005 when she took over the primary day-to-day administrative activities of the organization. Since then, her responsibilities have expanded to include planning classes, conferences, and events as well as all web site creation, social media and digital marketing for the organization. Prior to her work at IQC, Sarah worked as part of the Membership and Training Events teams at the National Business Incubation Association (InBIA). She has a BBA, with a focus in management, from Ohio University.
|Dave Basler, Kemin Industries|
|Dave Comstock, Childserve, BODSecretary@iowaqc.org|
|Jennifer Houtman, Iowa Donor Network, BODVicepresident@iowaqc.org|
|Allison Johnson, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois|
|Karen Kiel Rosser, Mary Greeley Medical Center, BODPresident@iowaqc.org|
|Ronald Smith, Mary Greeley Medical Center|
|Doug Stilwell, Drake University, BODTreasurer@iowaqc.org|
Our partner organizations provide training and consulting to support you on your journey for performance excellence. They provide training in many areas including Baldrige, Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, Talent Optimization, Predictive Index, Organizational Development and much, much more. We also partner with other Baldrige-based organizations across the country to make sure that our members and applicants have access to the resources they need to succeed.