Finance & Governance Technical Committee

Mission: Provide thought leadership through the development and dissemination of comprehensive quality based techniques/tools (i.e. Cost of Quality) to integrate quality and financial management systems.

Mission Statememt: To extend quality management tools/techniques and problem-solving methodologies financial systems, as well as financial measures and approaches to quality management to provide guidance to senior management and organizational leadership on critical aspects of organizational governance, in order to address a critical chasm between quality practitioners and senior management.

Charter: The Finance and Governance (FG) Technical Committee of the Quality Management Division (QMD) is responsible for acquiring, organizing, and where necessary developing high-level content, in the form of articles, books, conference publications, courses, web-based media, and other products, that:

  • Educate executive, business, and quality professionals in the development of business strategies that include tools/techniques to more effectively integrate quality and financial systems to establish business impacts and organizational performance.
  • Provide business leaders with the needed perspective to support the integration of financial and quality techniques and approaches as part of advanced quality management for executive support.

High Level Strategic Plan:

The Technical Committee is aligned with the QMD’s strategic plan and will execute its vision across 4 strategic initiatives:

1. Develop relevant content for the Quality, Lean, Financial and Governance communities regarding the need for systemic linkage
2. Proactively share the content across a variety of virtual and written media (articles, webinars, etc) via member-group partners such as ASQ, IMA, Lean Frontiers, Demand Driven Institute, etc.
3. Share content in Face to Face venues such as conferences and training forums
4. Welcome and include like-minded community partners into the TC

Objective (Goal):
The goal is for this technical committee to serve as an “incubator” of content, presentations, initiatives, and organizational innovations related to the integration of Quality and Financial Management. This is the starting point for Cost initiatives which can eventually be leveraged by every section, division, committee, and organizational entity within ASQ.

This technical committee is led by the Quality Management Division which gladly incorporates the partnership and support of like-minded individuals, teams and societies with the objective of supporting professionals in the quality and finance communities.

Finance and Governance Knowledge

Committee Members

Leader: Jd Marhevko

Leader Bio: Jd is currently the VP Quality and Lean Systems for Accuride Corporation. Accuride Corporation has the 4th largest foundry system in North America and is a leader in the manufacture of steel and aluminum wheels and grey ductile and austempered iron castings. She has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and an MSA in Manufacturing Plant Management from Central Michigan University.

She is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Jd is also an ASQ Fellow and holds certifications as a Certified Six Sigma Black belt, Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence and Certified Quality Engineer. She has been an IRCA ISO Quality Systems Assessor for over 10 years and currently supports the state of Michigan’s Quality Council as a senior assessor in Baldrige Systems

Her experience spans global manufacturing and distribution companies encompassing Operations, Engineering and New Product Development, Warranty, Maintenance and Environmental Health and Safety, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Human Resources. Industries include Automotive, Electrical, Plastics, Aerospace, Coatings, Metal Forming and Food.

JD has co-authored several texts on Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma. She is a recognized international speaker sharing LSS principles and techniques.


o ASQ QMD: Jd Marhevko, Daniel Zrymiak, JR McGee

o Demand Driven Institute: Carol Ptak

o Institute of Manufacturing Accountants (IMA): Pem Smith,  Jennifer Ashkenazy

o Lean Frontiers: Dwayne Butcher, Jim Huntzinger

Finance & Governance TC Partners

Demand Driven Institute:

The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) is dedicated to proliferating consistent demand driven methods approaches through education, training and certification. The Demand Driven Institute has a global presence through its partnership with the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and its global network of affiliates. DDI’s Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program is quickly becoming the world standard for the emerging demand driven methodology in planning, scheduling and execution. DDI Workshop offerings can be found at

Houston ASQ Section:

The Houston ASQ Section has access to more than 300 FREE articles, videos, podcasts, and recorded webinars. Practitioners and management can gain much from this information.

International Academy for Quality:

IAQ is an independent, self-supported, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is administered by a collegial assembly of individuals who have been elected by their peers. The Mission of the IAQ is to advance the knowledge, understanding and communication of the philosophy, theory and practice of all activities involved in achieving quality for the benefit of people. Think Tanks concentrate IAQ member resources on the contemporary applications of quality that require focus and coordinated support to advance knowledge and to leverage lessons learned in order to accelerate the development and adaptation principles and methods to improve performance for the benefit of society or to improve applications of core quality-related methods. Think Tanks currently address social areas of application including governance.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants): IMA Website

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA’s thought leadership covers the broad range of issues facing the management accounting profession today. Visit IMA’s website to learn more.

Lean Frontiers:  

Lean Accounting Summit

The Lean Accounting Summit engages executives, accounting and finance, and operational professionals at a level which directly impacts all functions of the organization. In the Lean Accounting community we discuss what we term as “accounting for lean,” or what is accounting and finances’ role in the lean enterprise. The topics covered give professionals, across the organization, insight, skills, and knowledge into how to best support and integrate improved practices to build a better organization.

SCOR:  More to come

Smarter Solutions:

The CEO and President of Smarter Solutions is Forrest Breyfogle III. He was the 2011 Quality Professional of the Year as awarded by Quality Magazine. Forrest can be reached at Forrest is an ASQ Fellow, Missouri University of S&T Alumni Achievement Award Recipient and the author of over a dozen books. The latest is "The Business Process Management Guidebook: An Integrated Enterprise Excellence BPM System".

Face to Face, Sessions & Hands On Events:

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