John Hunter
Photo of John Hunter at Arches National Park

I have spent most of my professional life working in the areas of management improvement and internet technology.

Management consulting


Software development consulting, web site network


Highlights of my career

  • Information Technology Project Manager, White House Military Office (2001 to 2004)
  • Deputy Director for Web Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense Quality Management Office (1996- 2001)
  • Founder and CEO, Curious Cat LLC (2000 to present)
  • Presented seminars for The W. Edwards Deming Institute (2004 to 2015)
  • Published: Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The book provides an overview of a complete management system (heavily based on Dr. Deming's management ideas and the devevlopment of those ideas through lean thinking and agile software development implementations). (2013)
  • Information Technology Program Manager for the American Society for Engineering Education for 9 science and engineering fellowship programs including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2004 to 2011)


My mission: To Expand our knowledge and awareness of customer focused continual improvement management practices and promote their application in government, education and business in order to improve people's lives.

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My first web publication was the Online Quality Resource Guide starting in 1995 and still popular today.


I have spoken at various conferences including the National Quality Education Conference, the W. Edwards Deming Institute Conference and the ASQ Quality Management Division conference (topic: Using Quality to Develop an Internet Resource). And I have presented to the Deming Scholars MBA program at Fordham University. I have also served on the planning committees for FedWeb and Government Services online conferences.

My professional life builds on some of the work of my father (Bill Hunter): I created a web site to share his work: Life and Legacy of William G. Hunter. The site includes Information on his life, his work and his legacy: the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, the Madison Area Quality Improvement Network's annual Hunter Conference on Quality (no longer held), the ASQ Statistics Division's Hunter Award and more.

Peter Scholtes and my father worked on what I believe to be the first application of Quality Management principles in the Public Sector: working with the First Street Garage in Madison, Wisconsin. I manage Peter's web site: Scholtes Seminars and Consulting. Peter dedicated the Team Handbook to Bill Hunter. He also wrote the Leader's Handbook.

John Hunter has experience in management improvement (customer focused continuous improvement, process improvement, systems thinking) and related areas. Since 1995, I have used the internet and internet technology to improve the results of management improvement efforts.

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