Calhoun Consulting Partners, LLC
Over the past 25 years, Geoffrey (Jeff) Calhoun has developed an extensive background in leadership, business management and strategic thinking. With over two decades of direct management experience in business operations, including full balance sheet and profit and loss responsibility, Jeff has the proven ability to grow revenues, address expense issues and lead an organization. His ownership of the strategic planning and performance measurement processes for a manufacturing company with 30 locations provided invaluable experience in balancing the needs of customers, employees and stakeholders. Jeff led the development and implementation of an integrated management system that resulted in “same store” incremental sales and EBIT both exceeding industry averages by over 40% over a five-year period. He recently established Calhoun Consulting Partners, LLC to bring his experience to interested organizations.
Jeff is a nationally recognized expert in the use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence after 15 years as a Lead Senior Examiner and Judge at the national and state levels. He is currently a member of the the Panel of Judges for the AHCA/NCAL award process. Jeff also seerves as a Master and Senior Examiner for AHCA/NCAL. He also provides applicatn training through the Colorado and Iowa Health Care Associations. Jeff had previously been a member of the Panel of Judges for the Illinois Performance Excellence Award and Governor’s Sterling (Florida) Award processes. As a Lead Senior Examiner, Jeff led 20 Site Visits for ILPEx, RMPEX, and Baxter and also participated in site visits for Baldrige and TNCPE.
Most recently, Jeff was Director- Business Excellence for Baxter International, a $14 billion global company. In that role, he was a LEAN/Six Sigma Master Black Belt and led an international team of 15 experts that conducted organizational assessments, identified opportunities for improvement, and coached or led projects to address these needs with appropriate DMAIC improvement techniques.
Jeff co-authored a whitepaper, The Foundations of Leadership in Baldrige Winning Organizations, for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership that was published in Modern Health magazine.
In 2010, Jeff was recognized with the Excellence in Leadership Award by Illinois Performance Excellence, formerly known as the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence, an honor presented to individuals who serve as role models and leaders not only in their organizations but also in their industry.
Jeff holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
Tuesday, October 15
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Wednesday, October 16
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM