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2022 George A. Uriano Award

Elif Karakas Uriano award


Ms. Karakas is recognized for her extensive technical knowledge, initiative, agility, professionalism and superior project management skills, resulting in the coding, testing, and delivery of the online Baldrige-Award-application evaluation tool (BRIDGE) in only eight months—after a contractor failed to produce the product in a full year. Without her efforts, critical changes to streamline the Baldrige-Award-application review process and improve feedback reports to award applicants could not have been made in 2022.


Elif Karakas

IT Specialist
Innovation & Industry Services, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program