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: John Flipse Chair-elect: Harry Spinks
Past Chair: Theo Black Director: Wayne Ellison 
Director: Meena Chettiar Director: Jim Nelson
PR/Marketing: Theo Black Membership: Carl McBurney
Secretary: Jacqueline Sax Treasurer: Mark Swanson
Conference: Helen Swanson Technology: Atef Azer
Outreach: Kim Johnson Southern Outreach: Jodi Miller
Social Media: Megan Stegge VOC: Karen Maskell
Programs: Edward Andrews Programs: Tim Conway
Education : Jay Jayashankar Education : Chris Anderson
Biomedical Consortium: Karen Peifer Biomedical Consortium: Tim Peterson
Nominations: Meena Chettiar  

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 Minnesota Quality Conference is pleased to announce their keynote speaker, Jeff Veyera. Jeff Veyera is a career-long quality professional, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Quality Manager, and Lean Leader with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, military, manufacturing, consulting, and supply chain management. He is the author ... more
Posted by Karen Maskell on Minnesota Section Jul 13, 2021 10:41 AM CDT
Save the date for the 2021 Minnesota Quality Conference, November 9 and 10, 2021! This year’s conference will be held both in-person at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center and on the Whova virtual conference platform. The first day of the conference will be several 1-hour presentations and the second day will be full-day or half-day ... more
Posted by Carl McBurney on Minnesota Section Jul 8, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
Please join me in celebrating our July member spotlight, Steve Czarniak! Steve has served in various roles in the ASQ organization over the years and we are fortunate to count him as one of our own here in the MN section. Highest academic degree MS Statistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison What is your current occupation? Project Manager, Boston ... more
Posted by Carl McBurney on Minnesota Section Jul 2, 2021 7:30 AM CDT

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    Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community. With almost 1400 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