IMEC Announces Craig Thompson of ACHE as New Judge for the ILPEx Recognition Program

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The Panel of Judges validates the integrity of the ILPEx Awards for Excellence annual recognition cycle

Craig Thompson - Director, Performance Excellence for the American College of Healthcare Executives

I believe deeply in the value of the Baldrige Framework and have tremendous respect for leaders and organizations that adopt it.

IMEC has announced Craig Thompson as the newest addition to the ILPEx Recognition Program’s Panel of Judges. The Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the ILPEx Awards for Excellence recognition cycle and determining recognition levels for each applicant. The panel is composed of experts selected from all industry sectors and geographic regions across the state of Illinois.

Craig Thompson is the Director, Performance Excellence for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a recipient of the 2016 ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence. In his past experience, he has coordinated performance excellence journeys using the Baldrige Excellence Framework for both ACHE and Delta Dental of Illinois. Craig has been involved with the ILPEx Recognition Program since 2006, serving as an examiner for 2 years and as senior examiner for 5 years. He has also been an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

“I believe deeply in the value of the Baldrige Framework and have tremendous respect for leaders and organizations that adopt it,” said Thompson. “It is a great honor to be invited onto the Panel of Judges to help ensure the integrity of the process and the impact of the feedback.”

Ben Krupowicz, Executive Director for the ILPEx Recognition Program, adds “Craig’s involvement in the Recognition Program and his application of the Baldrige Framework within his current and former organizations have given him a strong foundation for offering guidance and support at the Judge’s level. We are thrilled to welcome him as the newest Judge and look forward to the new perspective he can offer to this year’s ILPEx Award cycle.”

Please join IMEC in congratulating Craig Thompson as a new Judge for the ILPEx Recognition Program.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by the ILPEx Recognition Program, visit http://www.ilpex.org, or call 888-806-4632.

For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

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About the ILPEx Recognition Program (IMEC)

IMEC leverages the Baldrige Excellence Framework as a foundation for driving organizational improvement and innovation across the state of Illinois. By providing a range of hands-on, goal-oriented solutions in the areas of leadership; strategy; customer engagement; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; operations; and workforce, IMEC leads organizations in their mission to improve business results and to create sustainable competitive futures. Through the ILPEx Recognition Program, IMEC celebrates the organizations committed to achieving enterprise excellence and sets them apart as a true class of distinction.

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