|State agencies build their in-house expertise with 19 new Black Belts
State government has 19 newly trained Black Belts ready to improve major work processes. They're from 15 agencies, which means that process improvement expertise continues to strengthen throughout state government in Ohio.
Each newly trained Black Belt is now working on a major improvement project, so their new skills are already being used to generate measurable results.
To earn a Black Belt, State employees complete five weeks of in-class training. They gain advanced Lean and Six Sigma skills for analyzing data, cutting waste, eliminating red tape, increasing customer satisfaction, and reducing costs.
Left to right: Randall Schumacher (PUCO), Tim Golden (ADJ), Aaron McGraw (BWC), Sam Jeyandran (DODD), Alan Ohman (Supreme Court), Quanta Brown (ODH), Jim Blazer (BWC), Matt Weber (TAX), Khrista King (Medicaid), Regina Lurry (DYS), Betty Birt (Medicaid), Patti Gorman (JFS), Hannah Thomas (DYS), Erin Collins (JFS), Brandon Sturgill (MHAS), Jonathon Field (Veterans Services), Derek Willer (OOD) and Brian Malachowsky (LSC). Not pictured: Lalita Jambhale.