Lebanon resident JeniLind Brinkman, director of grants and contracts administration at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), was recently appointed by the board of directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2016 board of examiners.
TNCPE examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating organizations that apply for the TNCPE Award, an award program that recognizes local, regional and statewide organizations that demonstrate excellence in business operations and results. The board of examiners comprises experts from all sectors of the regional economy, including health care, service, non-profit, manufacturing, education and government.
All members of the board of examiners complete extensive training in the Baldrige Excellence Framework, a nationally recognized framework that represents the leading edge of validated leadership and performance practice. Examiners take the skills and expertise developed during training and the assessment process back to their own jobs, benefiting and improving their own organizations and helping make Tennessee a better place to live and work. The board also contributes more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service to organizations across the state.