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Kevin Cahill

President and Executive Director
Kevin Edwards Cahill is Dr. Deming’s grandson and currently volunteers full-time as the Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. Kevin also serves on the Board of Trustees, where he is President and a Successor Founding Trustee. 

Kevin is responsible for guiding the global efforts to achieve the aim of The Deming Institute and leads their strategic planning, management, operations, marketing and communications efforts. He travels, speaks, writes and presents on behalf of the Institute and in support of his grandfather’s message. Kevin is a member of the ASQ Deming Medal Committee. See More 


Deputy Director
William J. Bellows, Ph.D.
Bill joined The W. Edwards Deming Institute® in October 2016 as the Deputy Director. In this role, Bill works in collaboration with Kevin Cahill to guide the US and international efforts of the Institute to achieve its aim.

Prior to joining The Deming Institute, Bill was employed by Aerojet Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, California, serving as an Associate (Technical) Fellow, focusing on "thinking about thinking" with applicability to the design, development, and production of liquid rocket engines. In a 26-year career that spanned ownership of “Rocketdyne” by Rockwell International, Boeing, United Technologies, and Aerojet, Bill was widely known for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together.  See More 



Darlene Suyematsu

Director of Development & Communications

Darlene Suyematsu


Darlene joined The W. Edwards Deming Institute in early 2013 as the Director of Development and Communications. Following a 10-year advertising career as a Broadcast Media Buyer with McCann Erickson and Broadcast Supervisor at Stanton Bondo & Company in Seattle, Darlene refocused her professional life on the nonprofit sector. Darlene has spent more than 20 years serving the nonprofit community in various capacities. These include resource development, program planning and implementation, project management, and organizational communications. See More