Ian Taylor Selected for Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

Ian Taylor

Congratulations to Ian Taylor, our Strategic Services Director, for being accepted into the 2024 Cohort of Baldrige Fellows. Ian is among 18 distinguished executives nationwide who have been selected for the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. The year-long leadership development initiative is designed to equip senior executives with a broader perspective on achieving performance excellence within their organizations.

“Being chosen for this distinguished program is truly a privilege,” said Ian. “I’m looking forward to acquiring a more thorough and extensive knowledge of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, as well as benefiting from the experiences of others who are also on this Baldrige journey.”

As part of their experience, the newly inducted Baldrige Fellows will visit Baldrige Award recipients across the nation. This gives them a unique opportunity to observe how successful organizations and their leaders foster excellence and innovation. It also offers leaders like Ian a platform to exchange unique perspectives and leadership experiences with other executives.

Since its inception in 2010, more than 150 executives have graduated from the program. The graduates have done some incredible work for their capstone projects, ranging from revamping strategic planning processes to boosting employee engagement.

“This journey isn’t solely about my personal growth, but rather, it’s about my commitment to contribute to the ongoing success of Freese and Nichols,” said Ian. “I am driven by a deep belief in our collective identity and purpose, and I am eager to leverage the insights from the Baldrige Program to further enhance our excellence.”

The Baldrige Program promotes performance excellence among a variety of organizations, including businesses, government agencies and nonprofits and recognizes leaders who implement best-in-class practices.

In addition, the Baldrige Program, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the private sector, oversees the Baldrige Award. Freese and Nichols made history in 2010 by becoming the first engineering firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige framework continues to guide Freese and Nichols’ business practices today.