Who We Are
The Quality Texas Foundation helps businesses, hospitals, schools, government agencies and non-profits improve performance. We educate, train, assess, provide feedback and recognize organizations committed to a journey of excellence. Quality Texas encourages use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and other methods that drive efficiency and effectiveness. Our work saves jobs, improves communities and creates a stronger state and nation, and ultimately a better world for mankind.
Dr. Mac McGuire, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Mac McGuire served over 30 years in the United States Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel commanding a high priority unit as a Company Commander, commanded two battalions – one combat and one academic. He also was the principal staff officer and writer for the 2000 Chief of Staff, Army Communities of Excellence Gold Award (international competition; highest Army Award) for the Texas National Guard. He served as the Total Quality Coordinator for the Texas National Guard from (1995-2000) for over 25,000 troops in 117 Texas cities.
Dr. Mac has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, one semester at Southern Methodist University and lectured at Texas A&M and Texas State in leadership focused classes.
He has been associated with Quality Texas from the early days serving as a military ombudsman to the Governor’s office from 1990-1993. He has served in multiple position for QTF including as a Board Member and Lead Judge for QTF. He began his full-time tenure as the CEO of the Quality Texas Foundation in October 2014 leading QTF to explosive growth the recognition of being one of the best state programs in the nation. All training conducted/facilitated by Dr. Mac has received 99% satisfaction or higher on training for over 4 years.
Dr. Mac is also a Master Examiner for the National Baldrige Program, and he has three books to his credit. He has been a part of the Greater Austin Quality Award, the Army Communities of Excellence Program, Executive Director of the University of Texas Performance Improvement Program, and the national Baldrige Program.
Why Work with Quality Texas
The Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) is devoted by charter to assist Texas based organizations in their continuous improvement efforts, helping them to build sustainability in their operations, and provide them with clear steps forward by utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.
QTF provides Pre-Examiner (first time Baldrige users) and Internal Coach/Examiner training to assist organizational employees become better at their job but also to provide valuable input to leadership as to the world class Baldrige Criteria framework.
QTF has expanded from humble training beginnings to include Baldrige Plus (Harvard Business School/Sloan MIT Management), Leadership, Writing Seminars, Coaching Sessions, Strategic Planning and Workforce Development Seminars.
QTF has a Board of Directors consisting of the Quality and Continuous Improvement Leaders in the state.
Memberships are available to provide free training seats in the classes, free conference attendance, and insight to accomplishing our charter.
Come and join the Quality Texas Foundation Family.