Invitation from ASQ Chicago Section

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Registration & Check-in: 5:30 PM

Networking: 6:00 – 6:15 PM

Pre-Dinner Session: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Dinner Starts 7:00 PM
Post Dinner Session: ~ 8.00p

Adjourn: ~ 9.00pm


Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park, Illinois 60631


Menu – Focaccio Bruschetta
                Mostaccolay/Marianna sauce


                Chicken Breast Vesuvius

                Beef Medallion

                Roast Potatoes

                Green Beans

                Ice Cream

Pre-dinner Synopsis- FDA Inspections and “GO” 101
Speaker – Karen Masley-Joseph 


Synopsis: This presentation will provide an overview of FDA’s Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (GO) and FDA’s interaction with industry through inspections. It will describe how GO operations impact you as a consumer and provide some helpful references for when and how FDA interacts with the industries it regulates.

Presenter: Karen Masley-Joseph is a Case Review Expert in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this role, Karen leads enterprise-wide improvements of FDA compliance processes and provides consults to the Department of Justice on enforcement actions of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. In her 14 years at FDA, Karen has held many positions including the Director of the ORA Quality Management System Staff (QMSS), Regional Quality System Manager, Medical Device Investigator, and Compliance Officer. As QMSS Director, Karen managed successful audits with international regulatory partners, led the development of the first QMSS outcomes based strategic plan, and successfully led a team to achieve ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation within 6 months. In other roles, Karen contributed to joint FDA/industry initiatives to advance the quality of medical devices and has conducted numerous FDA inspections of domestic and foreign medical device manufacturers. Karen is an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). Karen earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, also from Northwestern.  

Post Dinner Synopsis:

Topic: Developing Talent – Developing Quality Competencies of First and Early Career Individuals.

 Speaker – Daryl Bechdolt

Daryl Bechdolt will provide an overview of Schneider Electric’s Continuous Improvement Development program branded “El CID”. The targeted three-year program offers early career and college graduates a chance to develop quality and continuous improvement competencies and learn from experienced continuous improvement belts. Daryl will review the structured process which provides the participants a roadmap and toolkit to advance their careers while adding value to Schneider Electric.



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