Quality New Mexico’s (QNM) Board of Directors announce new leadership. Jeff Weinrach, Ph.D. will serve as CEO and Nancee Marquez Whittington will serve as President. This team will lead the organization’s future growth to drive performance excellence in New Mexico.
Dr. Weinrach has over 20 years of professional experience in implementing quality programs. He previously served as QNM’s Director of the New Mexico Quality Awards, Board Chair of Albuquerque Quality Network, and most recently as Vice President of Enterprise Performance Excellence at Kirtland Federal Credit Union.
Ms. Whittington is a high energy leader with a wealth of experience in economic development. She worked for Georgia Economic Development as the International Trade Promotions Specialist, and for the past several years served as Director of Investor Relations for Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. She established a strong and successful record in strategic planning, community engagement, and relationship building.
QNM Board Chair, Alan Varela, stated “These two individuals have phenomenal skills that will immediately bring outstanding value to New Mexico organizations that participate in QNM’s management improvement programs. Jeff and Nancee have strong ties to the business community and care about New Mexico’s success.” Lee Butler, Board Chair Elect, said “We are excited about the future of the organization and we are building on the strong legacy created by the former CEO/President, Julia Gabaldon, who now serves as a Director Emeritus for the organization.”
QNM is committed to helping organizations improve overall performance using the Baldrige Excellence Framework™ and the Criteria for Performance Excellence®.
The non-profit, 501(C)3 provides services of training, assessments, coaching, facilitations, a best practice Learning Summit, and the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards providing public recognition to those who have achieved various levels of performance excellence. For information about Quality New Mexico visit www.qualitynewmexico.org or contact Quality New Mexico at 505-944-2001.