W.K. Kellogg Foundation Vice President for Quality & Organizational Effectiveness and Transformation Lead Dr. Alandra Washington has been selected to participate in the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. She joins a cohort of 18 executive leaders from multiple sectors from throughout U.S. in the prestigious program, which emphasizes collaboration and hands-on executive training in operational, customer and employee excellence and engagement.
We are immensely proud of Alandra’s selection as a fellow,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation. “Her leadership contributions to the foundation’s continuous learning, growth and transformation are significant. We know that her talents, paired with what will be gained from the Baldrige program, will help us become an even higher-performing organization and achieve strong outcomes for children, families and communities.”
Washington currently leads the development, implementation and oversight of quality improvement and organizational performance efforts for the foundation’s strategic grantmaking and operations. For the past two years, she’s served as the transformation lead for a shift to a more agile and networked structure. Previously, she served as director for foundation’s Family Economic Security team, deputy director of the foundation’s Education & Learning team and program director for philanthropy and volunteerism. She has more than 15 years of experience managing national initiatives and leading nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
"I am truly honored to be selected for this program,” said Dr. Washington. “I am committed to applying the learnings, practices and insights that will help to move our foundation toward further operational excellence, all in service of the children and families we care so much about."
About the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program
Created in 2010, the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program is recognized as one of the best continuing education programs in leadership development. In conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the private sector, the Baldrige Program manages the fellowship, with some support from the Baldrige Foundation; the Baldrige Program is named for Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce. The Baldrige Excellence Framework has empowered organizations to accomplish their missions for more than 30 years.
About W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the U.S. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children, so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life. WKKF is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the U.S. and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places, where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.