Sue Dunn Recognized with Baldrige Leadership Award

April 14, 2021

Sue Dunn was recognized for her dedication to continuous improvement.

Sue Dunn, former president and CEO of Donor Alliance was selected as a 2021 recipient of the Baldrige Leadership Award. Each year, the awards recognize outstanding individuals who embody Baldrige leadership values and principles, and who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Baldrige community and beyond.

“I am thrilled to congratulate Sue on this incredibly well-deserved honor,” said Jennifer Prinz, president and CEO, Donor Alliance. “Over her storied career, Sue’s leadership helped to grow our organization to stand apart as a leader in our field, ultimately saving lives and improving the climate for transplant patients in Colorado, Wyoming and beyond.”

Sue Dunn’s Impact on Donation and Transplant Spanned Three Decades

Dunn retired in 2020 after a career that spanned more than three decades. As a pillar in the donation and transplantation community, she made enormous dedications of time and passion to a number of industry organizations. Over the last decade, Dunn led Donor Alliance to top decile performance in nearly all key industry metrics through an organization-wide initiative to improve performance excellence and quality at Donor Alliance on an ongoing basis. As a result, in 2018, Donor Alliance was named a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, the highest level of nation recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

Baldrige Leadership Awards Recognize Those Who Embody Its Values and Principles

The Baldrige Foundation’s Leadership Awards Program began in 2013 with the presentation of the first Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award at the 25th Anniversary of the Baldrige Quest for Excellence ConferenceÒ. Since the Program’s inception, three additional award categories have been established: the E. David Spong Lifetime Achievement Award, the Baldrige Awards for Leadership Excellence, which recognize leadership excellence within each of the Baldrige Sectors: Business, Non-profit, Government, Healthcare, Education, and Cybersecurity, and the Dr. Curt Reimann Baldrige Scholarship.

Watch the Virtual Awards Presentation from the 32nd Quest for Excellence Conference

Dunn was formally recognized as a part of the 2021 Baldrige Foundation Virtual Awards Ceremony on April 14.