Keynote/Conference Speaker

For over 50 years, David McClaskey, President and Founder of the McClaskey Excellence Institute, has helped leaders transform their organizations by showing them the extraordinary difference between accepting 80% and 100%. He challenges the conventional mindset that good is good enough and inspires leaders to strive for extraordinary results.

David McClaskey has been a keynote speaker and a breakout session presenter, specializing in inspiring leaders to take their operations from ordinary to extraordinary. David delivers a dynamic journey for leaders to learn why 100% is the key mindset shift for the best of the best.

David inspires, is impactful, and provides insight for achieving operations excellence. He gets leaders excited to begin their operations excellence journey.

Why You Should Choose David

  • Coached 7 companies in 8 achieving the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards
  • Coached Florida Power and Light to be the first company outside of Japan to win Japan’s National Quality Award– the Deming Prize.
  • Coached companies to win four Level 4 Excellence Awards (highest level) of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. 
  • Coached companies to win Baldrige-based State quality awards in Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, and Arkansas. 
  • Served as one of nine Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from 1999-2002. 
  • Served as a Judge for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence from 1993-1998 and from 2004-2009.
  • Served as a Judge for the State of Georgia Quality Award from 1998-2003.
  • Served as a Baldrige Examiner
  • Designed and delivered the training for the very first Baldrige Board of Examiners and became the first Baldrige trainer.
  • Taught over 5,000 leaders in the U.S. and internationally how to understand and use the Baldrige criteria to improve.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Exceptional Distinguished Lifetime Service to ASQ and the Quality Community
  • State of Tennessee Ned R. McWherter Leadership Award
  • Recipient of American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) prestigious international E. L. Grant Award
  • Distinguished Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Commerce for “outstanding service to the nation”

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