WMU faculty member and alumna Dr. Heather McGee (pictured) and her business partner Dr. Lori Ludwig, also a Western Michigan University graduate, were honored with the Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement for their work at Performance Blueprints, Inc. This award, presented by the International Society for Performance Improvement is designed to honor individuals and/or organizations who have demonstrated and reflect the work and life of its namesake. This award is designated for outstanding thought leaders who demonstrate outstanding performance in "adding value", with outstanding documented results and selfless sharing.
Performance Blueprints, Inc. is dedicated to disseminating the science of behavior and organizational performance improvement through workshops, talks, book chapters and journal articles. Ludwig and McGee were initially inspired by the work of Geary Rummler while getting their doctorates at WMU under the guidance of their mentors Dale Brethower, Alyce Dickinson and Maria Malott. As they began consulting and teaching, they continuously tried to find ways to consolidate their learnings into user-friendly tools for clients and students. They are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from the Masters and are committed to carrying the torch forward to advance the field. For more information about Performance Blueprints, Inc. and/or its partners, please visit Performance Blueprints, Inc. online.