Board of Trustees

To learn more about our Board of Trustees click on the names below.

 

Diana Deming Cahill

Founding Trustee, Chairman
 
Diana Deming Cahill

Diana Deming Cahill is a former classroom teacher in the elementary and primary grades. From 1979 to 1993, she accompanied her father at numerous public and private seminars and consulting sessions, classes and meetings at New York University and at companies in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Marietta College. She holds a BA in sociology.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kevin Edwards Cahill

Successor Founding Trustee, President
 
Kevin E. Cahill

Kevin Edwards Cahill is Dr. Deming’s grandson and currently volunteers full-time as the Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge®. He 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. See More

 

 

 

J. Vincent Cahill

Succesor Founding Trustee, Treasurer

J. Vincent Cahill
Vincent Cahill is responsible for setting direction, policy and procedures for the HR Shared Services organization. He oversees the baseline processes that maintain the PeopleSoft HRMS database, which includes accurate processing, maintenance and security for corporate information. He provided project oversight to upgrade existing technologies and implementation of integrated technologies to leverage the deployment of automated processes. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BSBA in finance from Georgetown University.

 

   

 

Steven Haedrich

Associate Trustee, Secretary
 
Steven Haedrich

Steven Haedrich is the owner of New York Label & Box Works (NYLB), a packaging printer that has been in continuous operation since 1878. Steven is the third generation of his family to run the company that was purchased by his grandfather in the Great Depression of 1930. NYLB specializes in innovative packaging such as re-sealable labels, UV inks on clear films and folding carton packaging. NYLB recently has been recognized as a leader in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting technology for high value products. Their clients are mainly in the vitamin, cosmetic and food industries.  See More

 

 

 

John A. Hillerich III

Associate Trustee 
 
John A. Hillerich, III
Jack Hillerich is president and chairman of the board of Hillerich & Bradsby Company, a manufacturer of sporting goods equipment. Its well-known products include Louisville Slugger baseball and softball equipment, PowerBilt golf equipment and Louisville ice hockey equipment. He is a 1961 graduate of Vanderbilt University and joined the family-owned company upon his graduation. He held various positions within the company and became president upon the death of his father, John A. Hillerich, Jr., in 1970.
 
 
  
 
 
 

Paula Marshall

Associate Trustee 
 
Paula Marshall
Paula Marshall was named the CEO of her family’s business, The Bama Companies, in 1985. Bama provides frozen baked goods to large-scale restaurant chains including the nation’s largest hamburger chain, the nation’s largest pizza chain and the nation’s largest retailer. Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Business and her Doctorate of Commercial Science from Oklahoma City University.

While at the helm of Bama, Marshall has grown the organization to a $300 Million company all while putting a precedent on quality. Bama won the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge Award for Quality in 2004 from the United States Department of Commerce, and has been hailed as a leader in the baking industry. See More

 
 
 
 

Richard R. Steele

Associate Trustee

Richard R, Steele
Dick Steele is the founder and chairman of Peaker Services, Inc., a company that remanufactures locomotive engines and designs electrical control systems for large power applications, located in Brighton, Michigan. He is the chair for the Annual Fall Conference in odd-numbered years and 2010. He has been an active member of the Deming Study Group of Greater Detroit for many years. Formerly, he served on the boards of McPherson Hospital and Old Kent Bank of Brighton. Mr. Steele is past president of the Brighton Township Homeowners Association. He holds a BSME and BS AeroE from Iowa State University. His outside interests include home building, snow skiing, mountain biking and playing the piano.