Quality New Mexico announces 2016 “Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award”!

Dr. Mike Sather (photo center) was the first recipient of the award. Greg Chalmers (left) and Steve Keene (right) presented the award at the 2016 Learning Summit. 

Dr. Mike Sather (photo center) was the first recipient of the award. Greg Chalmers (left) and Steve Keene (right) presented the award at the 2016 Learning Summit. 

ELIGIBILITY – NOMINATION – SELECTION

“Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award” is an annual award recognizing an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership in the pursuit of performance excellence and has furthered performance improvement beyond the boundaries of their organization.

The 2016 Award will be presented at the annual Quality New Mexico Learning Summit and New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held April, 2017.

Nominees will:

  • Represent any industry and any type or size organization in New Mexico, or a division of a corporation operating in New Mexico, residing in New Mexico for 5 or more years;
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors and results consistent with Quality New Mexico’s Core Values (Integrity; Innovation & Agility; Customer Driven Excellence; Valuing Diversity, People and Relationships; Organization & Personal Learning; Continuous Improvement) and leadership behaviors (community involvement, corporate citizenship, economic development)
  • Be willing to share their leadership practices as they relate to Quality New Mexico’s core values and leadership behaviors, and
  • Be able to attend and receive the Award during the annual Quality New Mexico Learning Summit and New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony.

 

Nomination Process

Candidates may be nominated by anyone; no self-nominations are permitted.  Quality New Mexico will confirm receipt of the nomination by   e-mail.  A nominating submission includes a cover page, a nominee’s biography or curriculum vitae, and a nomination essay.

Selection Process

Quality New Mexico will appoint an Award selection committee.  Committee members may include past Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award recipients, a member of the Don Chalmers family, Quality New Mexico’s Chairman of the Board, a Quality New Mexico Board Member, Don Chalmers Ford Representative, and Quality New Mexico President/CEO.

2016 - The recipient of the first Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award was Dr. Mike Sather, Center Director Emeritus, VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center in Albuquerque (center).  The Award was presented by Greg Chalmers, brother of the late Don Chalmers (left) and Steve Keene (right), Managing Partner of Moss Adams, LLP and 2015-16 Board Chair.

2016 - The recipient of the first Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award was Dr. Mike Sather, Center Director Emeritus, VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center in Albuquerque (center).  The Award was presented by Greg Chalmers, brother of the late Don Chalmers (left) and Steve Keene (right), Managing Partner of Moss Adams, LLP and 2015-16 Board Chair.

The selection committee primarily bases its initial review on information contained in the nominating essays.  During the final selection process, additional sources of information may be sought.  Nominees will be vetted.

Key Dates for the 2016 Award Cycle

  • Nomination form available – July 1, 2016
  • Nominations submitted – December 1, 2016
  • Award Recipient announced – April, 2017

Quality New Mexico Mission and Vision

Mission:  Drive Performance Excellence in New Mexico

Vision:  New Mexico is known as the “State of Excellence”