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We are happy to announce that Teresa Hay-McMahon of the Iowa Lean Consortium is a confirmed keynote speaker for the Annual Conference! Here's a little more about Teresa: 

Teresa Hay McMahon is the Executive Director of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC), a non-profit consortium of businesses, government, education and healthcare working to drive competitive performance improvements in Iowa organizations by expanding Lean culture and sharing lessons learned. She was the Founder and first President of the ILC while she served in Iowa state government for 25 years, including as Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development and as Performance Results Director of the Iowa Department of Management.  She was responsible for performance management in the executive branch of Iowa state government, including implementing Lean, enterprise strategic planning, performance audits and organizational development.  She was co-lead for the State of Iowa for implementation of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.  She began implementing Lean throughout the executive branch of state government in 2004 and established the Office of Lean Enterprise. For eight years she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in the area of Policy and Organizational Performance.  She also taught Environmental Policy in a graduate college at the University of Iowa.

Teresa served ten years as Administrator of the Waste Management Assistance Division of the IDNR, leading Iowa's first state-wide recycling, composting, and environmental education activities.  During that tenure she represented Iowa on the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact and numerous working groups with the National Governors' Association and federal agencies.  She worked previously on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and also lobbied for two trade associations in Washington.  She is an attorney.

We are now accepting applications to be a breakout session speaker at the annual conference. Speakers receive complimentary admittance to the conference so please apply now by clicking here. Remember the topics must relate to the theme: “Lean 3.0: The Next Frontier”.
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  • 2016 MLC HealthCare Symposium: Lean and High Reliability, will be held on May 20, 2016 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids
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