Provide Baldrige-based guidance and support in partnership with our role model community.


Ignite, equip, and accelerate all organizations to achieve sustainable excellence.

Equipped for Excellence

The RMPEx Awards Program recognizes organizations from education, health care, manufacturing, nonprofit/government, service, and small business in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming for their achievements in performance excellence. Award applicants receive extensive feedback identifying the organization’s positive attributes and opportunities for improvement. During the annual Quest for Excellence event, RMPEx formally recognizes role-model applicants for performance excellence achievements with four levels of award participation. Organizations or individuals seriously committed to reaping the many benefits of systematic performance improvement can benefit from joining the RMPEx community as an applicant, examiner, and/or volunteer.

How We Can Help

RMPEx serves its customers and the community through its core competency of assessment and feedback. It is a low-cost service that guarantees tailored, actionable, objective feedback and consultation. Organizations that have adopted the performance excellence framework are able to:

Establish a sound management framework
Achieve financial results
Increase organizational learning and development
Realize benefits to employees, customers, & community
Use the state award as a stepping stone to the national Baldrige Award

About RMPEx

Incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) helps organizations improve performance and achieve results. RMPEx is funded solely by contributions and operational revenues and is one of over 30 similar state programs that exist throughout the U.S. The approach is based on the Baldrige criteria for Performance Excellence framework, a proven program that brings innovation and results to any organization.

The RMPEx Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and operation of Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, the 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in April 2000. RMPEx is governed by its bylaws and policies.

Michael S. Gratz, Executive Director
Michael S. Gratz

Executive Director

Kelley Molavi
Kelley Molavi

Director of Programs

RMPEx Board of Directors

Pat Lapekas, Chair
Bruce Leslie, Vice Chair
Steve Schmidle, Treasurer

Pat Lapekas
Lapekas and Associates

Bruce Leslie
Chancellor Emeritus, Retired
The Alamo Colleges District

Laura Jeffries
Chief Administrative Officer
Donor Alliance

Nancy Lemmond
Executive Director Individualized Education
District 49, Colorado

Tyler Marr
Deputy City Manager
City of Ft. Collins, Colorado

Stuart McRae
City Administrator
City of Sheridan, Wyoming

Jon Reiners
Strategic Planning Manager
McCook Community Hospital

Steve Schmidle
Chief Financial Officer
Westerra Credit Union

Gytis Tuminus
Vice President, Finance
Elevations Credit Union

Jamal Ward
Adams County, Colorado

Board Members Emeritus

Adam Cohen
Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

Nancy Page Cooper

Barbara Davis

Robert Finkelmeier
Professor, retired

Rich Wagner
VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

RMPEx is ready to listen to you.

Schedule a 30-minute discovery meeting and receive one free admission to an upcoming RMPEx event.