Next Meeting Summary
We plan to continue to deliver interesting, informative, and useful topics as a service to our membership. In order to do so, your suggestions for topics and/or speakers would be very helpful. Please contact the Programs Chair at Programs@ASQ-MiddleTN.org with your valued input. Keep in mind that your suggestions may not be able to be implemented until the following year since the plan for this year may be completed.
Membership Meetings &Tours
Membership meetings and tours are regularly scheduled for the months of January through May - and - September through December of the following year. The membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month except for May and December when we usually conduct tours of interesting businesses within the section.
The LOCATION of Membership Meetings is at the Hermitage location of the Golden Corral Restaurant at 315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Hermitage TN, 37076. For a map & directions to the Golden Corral Restaurant, click here.
The membership meetings are divided into two portions: the Clinic and the Main Presentation. Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, the Clinic begins at 6:00 pm, dessert and coffee are at 6:45 pm and the Main presentation begins at 7:00 pm. The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $14 for each member with ASQ Section 1118 paying the gratuity.
New members to Section 1118, students, and professors are invited to attend their first meeting as a compliment of our section. For a Complimentary ASQ Meeting gift certificate, click here.
Please contact our Reservations Chair if you plan to attend this meeting. Reservations@ASQ-MiddleTN.org
Date: 9/8/2016, 6:00 pm
Presenter: David Licon
Topic: Strategic Planning
David graduated with a BS degree in Aerospace Technology from Middle Tennessee State University and a MA from Trevecca Nazarene University.
He holds following ASQ certifications: Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also a licensed Private Pilot.
In addition he is an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified Trainer.
He has over 20 years of experience in quality with a diverse background. He has worked in the following industries: Automotive, Manufacturing, Education and Healthcare.
During his 11 years with Campbell Hausfeld he held the following positions: Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Manager, and Quality Engineer. He developed and implemented an internal Six Sigma program, which included training Champions and Green Belts. He has taught many Green Belt classes in many places, including Taiwan and China.
He is currently an adjunct professor for Volunteer State Community College. He teaches many of the ASQ prep certification classes including Black Belt and Green Belt. He also teaches Gage R&R (MSA) and Statistical Analysis.
Next Main Presentation
Date: 9/8/2016, 7:00 pm
Presenter: John Hennessey
Topic: Accountable Care Organizations-Lowering Costs and Increasing the Quality of Healthcare
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi, School of Law. For the first five years of his career, he served as a Litigating Attorney for the Bureau of TennCare, handling medical and eligibility appeals. He also served as Managing Attorney for DHS' Case Prep Unit.
In 2007, he accepted a position as Operations Manager for Keystone Peer Review Organization's (KEPRO) contract with TennCare to provide medical appeal management services. He was promoted to Operations Director, and now serves as VP of Operations for KEPRO, assuming responsibility for 4 more KEPRO contracts in addition to the TennCare contract, including External Quality Review work for the state of Massachusetts.
John has enjoyed 16 years of healthcare experience working for or with State Medicaid agencies (TennCare) on many quality improvement initiatives. John is also an avid Ole Miss fan.