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.

Chair: Harry Spinks Chair-elect: Helen Swanson
Past Chair: John Flipse Director: Wayne Ellison 
Director: Theo Black Director: Jim Nelson
PR/Marketing: Laura Esanbock Membership: Carl McBurney
Secretary:  Judy Castriotta Treasurer: Mark Swanson
Conference: Michelle Jirak Technology: Atef Azer
Outreach: OPEN Southern Outreach: Jodi Miller
Social Media: Megan Stegge VOC: Karen Maskell
Programs: Edward Andrews Programs:  Matt Elisiario
Education : Norman Witteborg Biomedical Consortium: Karen Peifer
Scholarships: Meena Chettiar Biomedical Consortium: Tim Peterson
Nominations: John Flipse MFESTS Liaison: Theo Black

Our monthly meetings have gone virtual during 2022. We will continue virtual meetings for the time being due to the pandemic.

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 June 2022 Program Speaker, Mike Mercer, provided a customized opportunity for our members. A special 60 day trial instead of the 15 day version especially for this group of Minnesota ASQ members, allowing you plenty of time to try it out. Use the special website address https://pbcharts.com/get-pbcharts-60/ and the coupon code PBCharts60 To ... more
Posted by Karen Maskell on Minnesota Section Jul 6, 2022 4:58 PM CDT
The Gayle W. McElrath Scholarship deadline has been extended to July 15, 2022. You can find all the requirements and the scholarship application here: https://my.asq.org/communities/reviews/item/317/12/1237 more
Posted by Karen Maskell on Minnesota Section Jul 6, 2022 2:35 PM CDT
We have exciting news for the 2022 Minnesota Quality Conference. We are partnering with Informa to integrate our conference with the Midwest Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) which also includes the additional shows of MinnPack, ATX Minneapolis, D&M Minneapolis, Plastec Minneapolis and just announced that SMTA International will ... more
Posted by Laura Esanbock on Minnesota Section Jul 6, 2022 2:16 PM CDT

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
08/09/2022 5:30pm CDT
8 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
United States

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    Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community. With nearly 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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