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Charles "Chip" Templeton Appointed to 2018 TNCPE Board of Examiners

7-15-18 - NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Charles Templeton, Director of the Mississippi State University Small Business Development Center, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2018 Board of Examiners.

As a member of the TNCPE Board of Examiners, Templeton is responsible for reviewing and evaluating organizations that apply to the TNCPE Award Program. The TNCPE Award Program recognizes local, state and regional organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results.

The TNCPE Board of Examiners comprises experts from all sectors of the regional economy, including health care, service, nonprofit, manufacturing, education, and government. All members complete extensive training in the Baldrige Excellence FrameworkTM, a nationally recognized, systems approach to organizational performance. This framework evaluates all of an organization’s components (leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results) as a unified whole, so that plans, processes, measures, and actions are consistent.

Each year, the TNCPE Board of Examiners contributes more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service to organizations across Tennessee. In turn, examiners use expertise developed during TNCPE training and assessments at their own jobs, benefiting and improving organizations from within and working to achieve TNCPE’s mission: To drive organizational excellence in Tennessee.

Established in 1993 as a public-private partnership, the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence strives to promote economic development and drive organizational excellence by helping companies and organizations grow more competitive in today’s global marketplace through affordable, in-depth assessments. A regional nonprofit, TNCPE is grounded in the Baldrige Excellence Framework—a holistic framework used by organizations across multiple industries to improve their performance and achieve sustainable results. More than 1,300 organizations have participated in and benefited from the TNCPE program. Five Tennessee businesses— Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Pal’s Sudden Service, Eastman Chemical Company, and Federal Express—have received both the prestigious Baldrige National Quality Award and the TNCPE Excellence Award.

Document: Templeton Media Release 06_15_2018.pdf

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