Paul Dunn Named as Examiner for 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Paul Dunn, Partner at Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP (MCG) in Dallas, Texas, to the Board of Examiners for the 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

Appointed by the NIST Director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, as well as other assessment-related tasks. The examiner board is composed of more than 340 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States.

Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition, demonstrating competencies related to customer focus, communication, ethics, action orientation, team building and analytical skills. All members of the board must take part in a nationally ranked leadership development course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring/evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

Paul Dunn is a partner in MCG’s Consulting Services group specializing in business advisory services. Paul works with finance organizations to improve corporate performance in order to drive shareholder value. A results-oriented finance executive, Paul is highly effective in building senior-level executive relationships and leading clients in successfully implementing high-value performance improvement strategies. Paul is a collaborative communicator with deep subject matter expertise in finance and operations across multiple industries and technologies.

Paul leads complex projects in finance transformation, corporate performance management, and strategic cost reduction. He has helped companies drive consistency, efficiency, and transparency with reporting at various levels of the business. Results from his project teams have enabled informed decision-making and analysis.

With over 25 years of experience, Paul has multi-industry experience in performance and cost management, business process analysis and reengineering, and shared services, including the design and implementation of cost management programs for complex clients. He has led numerous cost management/profit improvement projects with large corporate organizations including Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Energy Future Holdings, La Quinta, Inc., Waste Management, PillowTex, Frito-Lay, Verizon, and Honda of America.

Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Awards may be given annually to organizations in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit. The Award promotes innovation and excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since the first group was recognized in 1988, 114 awards have been presented to 106 organizations (including seven repeat recipients). The 2016 winners are Don Chalmers Ford, Rio Rancho, N.M. (small business); Momentum Group, Irvine, Calif. (small business); Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation–Mountain Valley, Kellogg, Idaho (health care); and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas (health care).

NIST manages the Baldrige Award in close conjunction with the private sector.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program also offers the 2017–2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework: A Systems Approach to Improving Your Organization’s Performance, which includes the world-emulated Criteria for Performance Excellence; Baldrige Excellence Builder; Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder; nationally ranked leadership training; and the Baldrige Collaborative Assessment and other assessment tools. For information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the Baldrige Award application process, call (301) 975-2036, send an e-mail to baldrige@nist.gov, or visit http://www.nist.gov/baldrige.

Media with questions, needing background or wishing to arrange interviews with Baldrige Program officials should contact Michael E. Newman, NIST Public Affairs Office, at (301) 975-3025 or michael.newman@nist.gov.

 

About Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP

MCG began in 2003 and currently has over 325 professionals including 29 partners. MCG is ranked as the 6th largest accounting firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Business Journal, and provides taxation, assurance, and consulting services to a wide range of clients. MCG is a member of the Alliott Group, a worldwide alliance of independent accounting, law, and consulting firms with more than 170 member firms in some 70 countries. MCG is consistently recognized by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the top 100 accounting firms in the country. MCG was named as the Fastest-Growing Accounting Firm in the Country for 2015 by the INSIDE Public Accounting. For more information about MCG, visit www.mcggroup.com.