Houston Regional Quality Conference

Implementation of a strong Quality Management System has a direct impact on creating value for an organization.  Elimination of defects throughout the manufacturing and service delivery processes drives reductions in operating costs and successful on-time delivery, whereas implementing design quality assurance can result in superior products/services and increased market share.  This one-day conference is designed to bring together quality professionals from the various industries active in the Houston region to illuminate quality ideas and tools which will enhance a company’s competitive advantage.

Conference Tracks:

  1. Audits/Assessments: Auditing, Performance Improvement, and Assessment of effectiveness
  2. Management Systems: Integration of management systems (e.g. Quality, Environmental & Safety) Imminent changes to industry standards such as ISO 9001 and API Q1/Q2 and in particular the role of risk management in these standards.
  3. Leadership: Influencing without authority and leadership in organizations. Ideas to drive inspiration and foster innovation.
  4. Quality Engineering / Six Sigma and Lean: Application of quality tools and principles to create value and drive continual improvement with an emphasis on Six Sigma and Lean.

Attendees with ASQ certifications will earn 1.0 Recertification Units. Please check with you associated professional organization for conference event continuing education credits.

Two Keynote Speakers:

Morning:  Annise Parker - Mayor, City of Houston
Afternoon:  Robert P. Moschetta - Sr. Vice President of HSSE, Training and Quality with Oceaneering International, Inc.

Eighteen Session Speakers:

Audit: Mike Gentry, Ann Phillips, Bikash Ghosh, Bryan Wollam

Leadership: Kathryn LeRoy, Marshall Nauck, Efrain Solis, Shane Yount

Quality Engineering/Six Sigma & Lean: Miguel Lozano, Steve Mazzone, Christina Morrison & Karen deKay, Pheba Philip & Laura Burke

Management Systems: Wali Alam, Miriam Boudreaux, Don Swift, Mark Troup


Silver Conference Sponsor - $1,000 – 12 month presence on the ASQ Houston website (inclusion in business directory) and an ad in the newsletter two times per year, if desired. Featured at the ASQ Houston Regional Quality Conference (one free conference attendee with pre-registration, a table-top display, listed as a sponsor in promotional materials, and a quarter-page ad in the conference brochure). 

Gold Conference Sponsor - $2,500 – All Silver Conference Sponsor benefits plus one additional free conference attendee with pre-registration (two total) and a half-page ad in the conference brochure (in place of the quarter-page ad). 

Platinum Conference Sponsor - $4,000 – All Gold Conference Sponsor benefits plus a banner with company name and/or logo displayed at the conference and recognition during announcements prior to the keynote speaker.

Email Ann Phillips or Forrest Rattray for details.

Tracks/Session Descriptions:




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All that have registered by November 7th qualify for a special drawing of 50 free dinner vouchers at future Section 1405 Professional Development Dinner Meetings
Refund Policy:
We offer a full refund up to 1 week before the event (through Thurs, Nov. 6th), 50% refund if cancellation within 1 week to 48 hr. (Nov. 7-Nov. 11). before event, and no refund within 48 hr. of the event (Nov 12-14).
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Speaker Two Keynote Speakers (click here for details)
Afternoon:  Robert P. Moschetta - Sr. Vice President of HSSE, Training and Quality with Oceaneering International, Inc.   Morning:  Annise Parker - Mayor, City of Houston   Mayor Parker is Houston's 61st mayor and one of only two women to hold the City's highest elected office. As the City's chief ...

Afternoon:  Robert P. Moschetta - Sr. Vice President of HSSE, Training and Quality with Oceaneering International, Inc.

Morning:  Annise Parker - Mayor, City of Houston


Mayor Parker is Houston's 61st mayor and one of only two women to hold the City's highest elected office. As the City's chief executive officer, she is responsible for all aspects of the general management of the City and for enforcement of all laws and ordinances.

Parker has spent many years in service to the people of Houston, with six years as a City Council member and six years as City Controller. She is the only person in Houston history to hold the offices of council member, controller and mayor.  The mayor’s tenure includes passage and implementation of Rebuild Houston, a pay-as-you-go comprehensive street and drainage improvement program that will provide jobs for Houstonians for years to come; voter approval of a $410 million public improvement bond program; creation of an independent organization to oversee the City’s crime lab operations; a unique sobering center for public intoxication cases; adoption of a long-term financial plan that ensures the stability of the City’s water department and reorganization of City departments to achieve cost savings and more efficient operations.  She created a new City department focused on the needs of neighborhoods and the Office of Business Opportunity to help minority and women-owned small business enterprises compete for City contracts.  Additionally, she won City Council approval of a Historic Preservation Ordinance that, for the first time, provides real protection for historic properties in City-designated historic districts and she issued one of the most comprehensive non-discrimination orders in the nation.

Fast Company magazine selected Houston as City of the Year for 2011 and in 2010, Time magazine named Mayor Parker one the100 most influential people in the world.  She has also been the recipient of numerous awards during her career, including the 2011 Guardian of the Bay Award from the Galveston Bay Foundation, Scenic Houston’s 2010 Scenic Visionary Award and the 2010 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award from the Holocaust Museum Houston.

In addition to her duties as mayor, Parker is a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors Criminal and Social Justice Committee, serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s  Advisory Council and on the boards of the Texas Environmental Research Consortium and Houston Galveston Area Council. She is an advisory board member of the Holocaust Museum, Center for Houston’s Future and Montrose Center.

Mayor Parker is a second generation native Houstonian.  She graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  In the private sector, Parker spent 20 years working in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with Mosbacher Energy Company.  She also co-owned a retail bookstore for 10 years.

Parker and her wife Kathy Hubbard have been together for more than 23 years and are advocates for adoption, with three daughters and a son.

Full Description
Organizer Forrest Rattray


Fri, Nov. 14, 2014
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Houston Crowne Plaza Reliant-Medical
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX