Elevating San Francisco Bay Area businesses towards operational excellence with the promotion of people-centric leadership, lean concepts and continuous improvement. 

Is your company located in the San Francisco Bay Area and committed to continuous improvement? Are you seeking ways to accelerate your improvement journey, deliver better value to your customers, and engage your workforce? Join the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Established in 2017, the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium brings together diverse companies and their leaders to share, learn, and grow together.

Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) with a desire to share and learn to become part of this practitioner-to-practitioner network. Leverage collective resources and knowledge and improve your approach to improvement!

For more information about the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium, contact Katie Anderson at or 650-796-0581. Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more.

Our Event Types

Roundtable - A focused discussion on an identified topic. Attendance usually <20-25 for targeted individuals from our member companies to allow for sharing and discussion. 

Sharing / Learning Session - A presentation by a select member company (or individual) on an identified topic (for 20-40 minutes) with open Q&A and discussion. This type of event is open to all Consortium members (not limited in number when virtual).

Workshops - open to all, minding the maximum limit set for that specific event.

In-Person Event / Site Visit - Consortium lead members to manage open spaces and identify participants who would benefit from the opportunity. 

Corporate / Broad AME - AME events hosted by corporate/regional AME are open to our member companies, and individuals can typically register directly via These events include webinars, conferences, and more.


AME Annual International Conference, 2023

October 30th - November 2nd

Hosted at the Huntington Convention Center, AME Cleveland 2023 will focus on engagement, sustainability, industry 4.0, lean fundamentals and leadership. Learn from organizations that are keeping employees, customers, their communities and the environment in mind.

See excellence in action on local tours and engage with fellow continuous improvement practitioners during presentations and interactive sessions. Hear from inspiring keynote speakers, grow your professional network and much more.

Take advantage of your AME Consortia membership and bring your team to AME Cleveland at a discounted rate.

Register yourself and anyone from your company in the Bay Area with the AME Consortia member discount and save over $500 from the non-member rate! (email us at if you need the discount code).


SFBA Roundtable: Leadership Behavior and Assessment 

This event is open to all AME SFBA members and is an open forum to discuss the topic of leadership behavior and assessment.

This Roundtable Discussion will be hosted by SFBA member Katie Hoag (Kaiser Permanente).

More details coming soon.

SFBA Board Meeting

Our Q4 Board Meeting will be in-person for the leads of our member companies. While this event is intended only for company leads, all members are welcome to provide input. If there are any topics you would like the board to discuss, please reach out to your company lead or Bradi at

Exact details are to-be-confirmed.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 event calendar!

AME Consortia has a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Healthcare Leaders.

The San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland Consortia are the founding members and invite their healthcare members and other Consortia members to be part of this new SIG.

Who should participate? Operational Leaders, Business Leaders, CI Leaders & all other healthcare leaders that will find this opportunity valuable.

Areas of interest & benefits:

Email us to join the group and be added to the distribution list for upcoming meeting invites. 


Safety Special Interest Group (hosted by AME St. Louis)

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday - Open invitation to SFBA members

The topic for this meeting is Recordable Injury / OSHA Visit / Brake Press Machine Guarding, hosted by Heather Campbell of Duke Manufacturing. 

Reach out to with any questions or to get access to the Zoom link for this meeting.

Safety Special Interest Group (hosted by AME Wisconsin)

The Wisconsin Consortium is launching a new Safety SIG for Safety Leaders. If you would like to join, register here. Topics for the first meeting include:

Virtual Event from AME - Delivering on Your Commitment to Excellence

Tuesday, September 12th, 9:00am

An organization can only achieve true excellence when all its diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups experience the same great results from its offerings.

CultureBrokers calls this “equity.” Let's be honest, most of our systems were not designed with this explicit goal in mind. We must transform them. In this session, we'll explore what it takes to deliver excellence to all segments of your customers and workforce, especially those that are typically overlooked, marginalized, and under-resourced. Using the Baldrige Framework, we will “circle the puck” by examining some specific applications within leadership, strategy, measurement and knowledge management, operations, and results from the perspective of culturally diverse customers and workforce.


We are excited to have you as part of the AME San Francisco Bay Area Consortium and look forward to the opportunity to share, learn and grow with your organization.


E&J Gallo Winery

El Camino Health


Kaiser Permanente - North Valley Sacramento Region


Stanford Medicine Children's Health

UCSF Medical Center

UCSF University

Veriflo/Parker Hannifin