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ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting  

Bethesda Marriott Suites 6711 Democracy Boulevard Bethesda, MD 20817

Mar 8, 2017    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

ASQ Section 509

Washington, DC and Maryland Metro


�Harnessing Experience and Embracing Opportunity - 

Making your Organization Resilient�


Tim Wren


Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.
General Announcements and Introductions: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Presentations: 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 p.m.
The cost is $35 for members and students or $45 for non-members.
Registration: Please register here  or by contacting Katie Warlick ().  

Speaker Biography:

Tim is currently Chief Operating Officer, BSI Americas Management Systems with responsibility for BSI�s Certification, Training and CE business throughout the Americas. He leads the sales, marketing, operational delivery, technical review, and compliance activities. Tim brings deep, cross-functional business knowledge to his role and is focused on building strong customer relationships to drive sustainable profitable growth by helping customers make excellence their habit.

Tim is a transformational business leader with extensive global organizational leadership experience in both civilian and military settings. In the chemical industry, he worked as Vice President of Product Management in South America, Vice President of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality in North America, Vice President of Operations and other leadership roles in the commercial and finance functions. Tim also served in the US Army as a military intelligence officer for 5 years.

Tim holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from Northwestern University, as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The United States Military Academy (West Point).

Presentation Overview: Organizational Resilience is �the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.� Organizational Resilience reaches beyond risk management towards a more holistic view of business health and success. A resilient organization is Darwinian; it adapts to a changing environment to remain fit for purpose over the long term. It is also one that learns from its own and others� experiences in order to pass the test of time.

Topics will include:

  • Holistic Approach � Organizational Resilience is more than risk management, harnessing product, process, and people within the management ecosystem to drive continual improvement Benefits � Economist Intelligence Units research of 411 Organizations show that it�s a business priority, essential for growth and could provide competitive benefits.
  • Three important areas of focus � Operational, Supply Chain and Information Resilience, The adoption of best practice systems, processes and behaviors across these three key domains.