f3f2de0f53c8e25a6bf9e3fdff17b169-huge-mnWelcome to the Minnesota Section Community!
Our mission is to foster personal and professional relationships, connections and sense of belonging and to equip our community with the skills, competencies and knowledge that create Excellence Through Quality.

Our monthly meetings have gone virtual during the pandemic. We will continue virtual meetings through 2020 and hope to be face to face with you in 2021.

MNASQ hosts a variety of workshops and certification prep classes throughout the year. Keep an eye on Upcoming Events.

Questions? Send email to info@mnasq.org.




The MNASQ conference planning committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning process for the 2021 MN quality conference! Whether you are a new or experienced quality professional, we would value your contribution to planning MNASQ’s flagship event. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet and work with other influential quality ... more
Posted by Carl McBurney on Minnesota Section Jan 6, 2021 3:00 PM CST
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available. $350 Sponsor featured in conference marketing and via Whova conference app Conference Website myASQ community Email broadcasts Social Media postings Rotating Sponsor Banner in conference app Home page / Agenda page / Sponsor Profile Whova Sponsor Profile including: Company Videos Live ... more
Posted by Karen Maskell on Minnesota Section Oct 13, 2020 1:33 PM CDT
MNASQ offers opportunities to develop leadership skills through Member Leader positions on the Executive Board.  MNASQ Nominations Committee is currently developing the slate of candidates for the upcoming election. If you would like to nominate yourself or another to one of the following positions, please submit the following to ... more
Posted by Karen Maskell on Minnesota Section Oct 5, 2020 10:59 AM CDT

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Recent Discussions

Hannah Boyer
Last week at the annual Minnesota Quality Conference, there was a community thread which asked attendees what ...
Hannah Boyer Nov '20
Jim Nelson Jim Nelson Nov '20
Great conference and content!
More Quality 4.0 and some innovation content would be great.
Jim, that is great feedback!  Thank you for sharing!
Karen Maskell
This is the closing note for the Minnesota Quality Conference. Section Chair Theo Black talks about Servant ...
Karen Maskell Nov '20
Wow- that is a powerful question, Karen!  One of the things I love about my ASQ membership is that there are ...
Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
It's been a while since I checked in with our community. During these tough times, the best way to been in touch with ...
In light of how our social dynamic has shifted over the last month, I think there is a great opportunity to be ...
    Thank you for your feedback, Hannah. 

    One of my favorites from the Monthly bundles was a presentation by Mike ...
    Mark Swanson
    Please help us continue to plan for the MN ASQ Quality Conference (November 4-5), Please follow or  copy and paste ...
    Mark Swanson Apr '20
    Karen Maskell
    The ASQ Division is hosting a webinar on April 23rd @ 6pm CDT. See attached flyer for details. Topic: Innovation ...
    Karen Maskell Mar '20
    Aaron Wrixton
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Performs complete layout inspection by measuring dimensions, such as ...
    Aaron Wrixton Dec '19
    Karen Maskell
    Are you going to be joining us at the Minnesota Quality Conference?  I'm curious which presentations you are most ...
    Karen Maskell Nov '19
    Ryan Fleser
    I have been involved in the Quality profession starting at Texas Instruments in the 1980s to my current position as ...
    Ryan Fleser Oct '19
    Welcome, Ryan!  Did you work for Texas Instruments in Minnesota?  Or are you a transplant (like me!)?

    Michael Mercer
    I have run a small quality consulting business since retiring from 3M in 2008.  I helped a small manufacturer ...
    Michael Mercer Oct '19
    Thanks for introducing yourself, Mike!  I'd be interested in hearing about your ISO9001:2015 upgrade ...
    Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
    I'm excited to bring up this topic on the World Quality Month which falls on November. As I was researching this ...
    A few years ago MNASQ brought in a special speaker on the topic of quality for World Quality Month. We also had a ...
    One thing you might consider is distributing one of ASQ's research reports on Quality and asking questions about ...
    Thanks for the reply, Karen. I'll take a look at the reports. 

    I encourage our community to visit this link on the ASQ ...
    Theo Black Theo Black Nov '19
    Hi Girish,

    When I worked at UnitedHealth Group (UHG), we hosted an annual quality conference for quality ...
    Those are great involvement activities with a strong Quality theme. 
    Theo, Kudos to your organization for ...

    Latest Resources

    • Gayle W. McElrath Scholarship 9784c2b0ef6b1b17676aa626823d4c9b-huge-ga The Gayle W. McElrath scholarship honors the memory of MNASQ member Gayle McElrath who was a living testimony to the principles and practices of the quality profession. His life and accomplishments testify to his commitment. These ...

          Date Created: 06/03/2020 11:59 AM
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        • ASQ Minnesota Section Leadership Team 2020

          Meet the ASQ Minnesota 2020 leadership team.  Our section member leaders for 2020 are presented below. Should you have questions about anything section related, please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us! You can also reach ...

          Date Created: 12/23/2019 11:17 AM

        Community Information


        Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community.  With almost 1300 members, approximately 80% of our members live or work within the Greater Twin Cities area. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for individuals seeking to connect with like-minded professionals and increase their ability to make our world work better.

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        Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States