Our Team

Jack Climbers

A Lifetime Dedicated to Quality Thinking

APQC founder, the late C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson spent his entire professional career applying quality thinking and methods to help improve organizations and society. He worked tirelessly to address these issues until retiring in 2015, just a few weeks before his 92nd birthday.

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Leadership Team

Carla O'Dell

Chairman of the Board

Lisa Higgins

President and Chief Executive Officer

Perry Wiggins

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer

Cathy Hill

Chief Development Officer

Cindy Hubert

Fellow, Knowledge Management

Harry Scarborough

Executive Director, Legal Affairs

Amanda Schalyo

Executive Director, Marketing and Digital Experience

Ashley White

Executive Director, Human Resources

Nate Lavigne

Executive Director of Technology

Christine Kelley

Director, Membership

Jeffery Varney

Director, Advisory Services

Laura Clymer

Director, Research

Benjamin Knoll, Ph.D.

Manager, Survey and Analytics Hub

Jonathan Kraft

Manager, Open Standards Benchmarking


Chief Fun Officer

Research & Thought Leaders

Elissa Tucker

Principal Research Lead, Human Capital Management

Marisa Brown

Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain Management

Madison Lundquist

Principal Research Lead, Process & Performance Management

Lynda Braksiek

Principal Research Lead, Knowledge Management

Kelley Pruetz

Principal Research Lead, Financial Management