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The Partnership for Excellence

The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) is a Baldrige-based program serving Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia, dedicated to performance excellence and is administered by the Board of Trustees. Trustees serve three year staggered terms.

Board of Trustees

Name Term Company
Kurt Schoch
TPE Board Chair
Independent Consultant
2024 Performance Improvement Consulting LLC
Zionsville, IN
Pamela Jensen
TPE Board Vice-Chair & Secretary
2023 Proven Results, LLC
Toledo, OH
Kyle Bennett
TPE Board Treasurer
President & CEO
2023 Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
Jasper, IN
Steve Altmiller
President & CEO
2025 WVU Medicine
Camden Clark Medical Center
Parkersburg, WV
Robert Barnett
Executive Vice President (retired)
2025 Motorola
Chicago, IL
Mike Belter
Generation Business Services
Financial Services Manager
2024 American Electric Power (AEP)
APCo Generation & East Gas Turbines
Columbus, OH
Greg Braylock, Jr.,
Vice President & Chief DEI Officer
2025 ProMedica
Toledo, OH
Matthew Browning
Vice-President of Data and Member Solutions
2025 Indiana Hospital Association
Indianapolis, IN
Tammy Dye
Chief Strategy Officer/Principal
2024 Jordan Johnson, Inc.
Seymour, IN
Michael Everett
Organizational Excellence Officer
2025 Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
Oak Brook, IL
Richard Kramer
President & COO
2024 City Uniforms and Linen
Findlay, OH
Dr. William Kose
Vice President – Senior Projects
2023 Blanchard Valley Health System
Findlay, Ohio
Sara Kuczek
Ground Vehicles Business Line Manager
2023 Battelle Advanced Manufacturing
Dublin, OH
John Leech
General Manager
2024 Terex Corporation
Fort Wayne, IN
Shane Sommers
VP Professional Services
2025 Hendricks Regional Health
Danville, IN
Laura Viaches
Associate Vice President
Market Access - Alzheimers Disease
2025 Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, IN
Andrew Weber
2024 CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital,
Charleston, WV
Jeff Wendorf
2025 North Canton City Schools,
North Canton, OH
Paul Worstell
2024 Lead Learn Coach LLC
Findlay, Ohio

Emeritus Board Members

Arnold Barnette
N/A Goodyear
Hartville, OH