The Minnesota Section has three elected Directors.

Wayne Ellison, Senior Director
Greg Olson
Bill Stevenson

Each Director is elected for a three-year term, one each year so terms are overlapping. Having a new Director every year provides continuity in developing approaches and directions. The Directors have a number of defined responsibilities including Long-Range Planning & Financial Auditing.

Long Range Planning

MNASQ’s long-range strategic plan is generated by a standing committee called the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) which is under the direction of the Senior Director. The LRPC consists of the three Directors, the Chair, Chair-elect and one at-large member.  Other members and leaders may be invited to participate.  The LRPC has their own mission and vision:

LRPC Mission
Identify trends, develop and recommend Strategic Plans for the dynamic growth of  MNASQ through personal and professional development of our members.

LRPC Vision
To serve as the primary driver of continuous improvement in pursuit of MNASQ’s Mission and Vision.

The LRPC meets regularly to review information, analyze trends and solicit input to develop short and long-range strategic plans to guide our Section toward achieving its Mission and Vision. Their goal is to provide the plans for the Section Officer Training session usually held in March or April each year.

Financial Auditing

The MNASQ Financial Auditing Committee conducts the yearly Section financial audit. The Senior Director leads this audit of the Section and subsidiary units which may be operating autonomously such as conferences, task groups and subsections. Audits provide important feedback about how well the Section is being run financially. This audit must be approved by Section officers and submitted to ASQ after the end of the fiscal year.

Other Responsibilities

  • Mentors: The Directors assign, as needed, mentors to counsel selected officers and chairs to help them get started or through a crisis.
  • Internal Audits: As needed, the Directors manage an internal audit program that measures the performance of various committees and task groups.
  • Voice of the Customer: The Directors ensure a continuing Voice of the Customer program to gauge member satisfaction.
  • Benchmarking: The Directors oversee benchmarking of other sections, divisions and associations to provide performance comparison .