Brian Lassiter has been president of the Performance Excellence Network (formerly Minnesota Council for Quality) since 2001. Previously, he was managing director for Ian Alliott Consulting, principal consultant for Norstan Consulting, corporate quality consultant for the St. Paul Companies (now Travelers), consultant for Price Waterhouse, and quality manager for Boatmen’s National Bank (now Bank of America). In these roles, Lassiter has worked with dozens of organizations in a variety of industries to help them improve their performance and competitiveness.
Lassiter served on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 16 years. He has also currently serves as a judge for the Baldrige-based American Health Care Association (AHCA/NCAL long-term care) quality awards, and has served as a senior evaluator for the Minnesota Quality Award, a judge for the Baldrige-based Army Communities of Excellence, and a judge for the Veteran’s Administration Baldrige-based Carey Award. He is chair of the board of directors of the Alliance for Performance Excellence, the national consortium of all state and local quality awards.