U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Wilbur Ross To Present Baldrige National Quality Awards

BALTIMORE, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ***RSVP REQUIRED*** — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will present four organizations with the Baldrige National Quality Award on Sunday, April 2. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence. Dr. George Benson, former President of the College of Charleston and Chairman of the Baldrige Foundation Board of Directors, will emcee the event.

“We are excited that the new Secretary of Commerce is showing his support for the Baldrige program and newest award recipients within weeks of his appointment” said Al Faber, President and CEO of the Baldrige Foundation. ‎”Secretary Ross is one of the nation’s most respected businessmen, we are honored to have him usher in this new era for Baldrige‎.”

Ross will also announce the formal release of the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder, a 32-page self-assessment guide organizations can use to better manage cybersecurity risks. The guide is based on the popular, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, widely used in the both the public and private sectors.

The four honorees are:

Press and camera coverage is invited.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Media check in at 5:00 p.m. (event begins at 6:00)

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Contact: Mark Wayda
202-559-9195 or

About The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
The Baldrige Foundation is the private-sector partner of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) in the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the Department of Commerce. Its mission is to ensure the long-term financial viability of the BPEP and to support organizational performance excellence. Baldrige has an empirically-proven return on investment of $820 for each $1 spent supporting the Baldrige Enterprise, with proven performance enhancement relative to similar non-Baldrige organizations. To learn more about the Foundation, please contact Casey Mackert at: cmackert@baldrigefoundation.org . The Baldrige Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.  Click here learn more about Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

SOURCE Baldrige Foundation