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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
Paul Worstell
TPE Board Chair
Former President (retired)
2018 PRO-TEC Coating Company
Leipsic, OH
George McAfee
TPE Board Vice Chair
Manager, Marine Scheduling and
Commercial Services
2019 Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Findlay, OH
Mike Belter
Generation Business Services
Financial Services Manager
2018 American Electric Power (AEP)
APCo Generation & East Gas Turbines
Columbus, OH
Kyle Bennett
President & CEO
2020 Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
Jasper, IN,
Dr. Glenn Crotty, Jr., M.D.
Executive Vice President & COO
2018 Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)
Charleston, WV
Frank Cunningham
Vice President - Managed Healthcare Services
2018 Lilly USA
Indianapolis, IN
Julie Davis
Partner
2020 James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
Columbus, OH
Darryl Duncan
President and CEO
2019 Monongalia Health System
Morgantown, WV
Tammy Dye
Chief Strategy Officer/Principal
2018 Jordan Johnson, Inc.,
Seymour, IN
Sara Kuczek
Vice President
2020 Battelle Advanced Manufacturing
Dublin, OH
John Leech
General Manager
2018 Terex Corporation
Fort Wayne, IN
Lydia Mihalik
Mayor
2019 City of Findlay
Findlay, OH
David Nussear
President / CEO
2020 Trident Motion Controls
Nashville, TN
Lynn Schemel
Director of Assessment and Professional Development
2019 Westfield Washington Schools
Westfield, IN
Kurt Schoch
Independent Consultant
2018 Performance Improvement Consulting LLC
Zionsville, IN
Gina Smith
Nutrition Region Manager-East
2019 B Braun
Columbus, OH
Kevin Webb
Chief Acute Care Officer
2020 ProMedica Health System
Toledo, OH
Jeff Wendorf
Superintendent
2019 North Canton City Schools,
North Canton, OH

Emeritus Board Members

Arnold Barnette
(Retired)
N/A Goodyear
Hartville, OH
Jim Huggard
COO/Vice President
Human Resources
N/A United Performance Metals
Hamilton, OH