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Four Pennsylvania organizations will be recognized by the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) at its 10th Annual Awards Banquet and Conference on November 4 and 5 at the Toftrees Resort & Conference Center in State College, PA.

The following Pennsylvania organizations will receive KAPE recognition:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA – Philadelphia

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) – Pittsburgh

Higher Images, Inc. – Bridgeville

Southern Huntingdon County School District – Three Springs


In addition to Pre-Conference Workshops and Breakout Sessions of interest to all sectors, this two-day conference also features the following keynote presentations:

Gerry Agnes, President & CEO – Elevations Credit Union, 2014 Baldrige Award Recipient

Presentation Title: Our Journey to Excellence, A Member-Centric Path

Dr, Michael Perich, Director, System-wide Continuous Improvement , Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010 Baldrige Award Recipient

Presentation Title: Strategic Organizational Transformation

Scott McIntyre, Managing Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Public Sector Practice, 2014 Baldrige Award Recipient

Presentation Title: A Quality Journey – Pursuit of the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Emily Padula, Chief Strategy Officer, Hill Country Memorial, 2014 Baldrige Award Recipient

Presentation Title: Hill Country Memorial’s Climb from Good to Great


Who Should Attend: CEOs, senior managers; education, health care, and government/nonprofit leaders and professionals; directors of staff functions; heads of operating units; and quality/performance improvement practitioners.

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