The Legacy of Leadership

John Pieno

We honor the legacy of Capt. USN (Ret.) 7/13/1940 – 8/26/2023.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved John Pieno, a loving husband and father, a great patriot, and the co-founder of The Sterling … Read More

Sterling Deals a Winning Hand


The Annual Sterling Conference is genuinely in a league all its own. The high level of speakers delivering the most pertinent information on timely topics is unmatched. Heading into the 31st year, The Sterling Council continues to elevate … Read More

2022 Sterling Award Winners Honored

By: Dione Geiger, President

Three Organizations Honored with Governor’s Sterling and Georgia Oglethorpe Awards

~ The Sterling Council Honors Three Diverse Role Model Organizations~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Sterling Council today announced the Alachua County Tax Collector, Wellstar North Fulton Hospital … Read More

Examiner Insights

The Sterling Council

By: Dione Geiger Sterling President

Examiner Consensus Process

The Sterling Board of Examiners is deep into the assessment process, and most examiner teams are currently active in the consensus process. Consensus is a formal part of conducting an organizational assessment … Read More

Elevating Performance Excellence

By: Debra Schultz, Board Chair, The Sterling Council

2022 marks an exciting time for The Sterling Council as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary. While the organization continues to evolve with positive momentum, I would like to share some of … Read More

Sterling Organizational Profile

We Are Sterling graphic

By: Roland Martinez, Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Deputy Director, and Chair-Elect The Sterling Council

The Organizational Profile is the essential first step in establishing your foundation for completing an organizational assessment to drive high performance. This beginning … Read More

A Sterling Start

By: Dione Geiger, President, Florida Sterling Council | Published: December 3, 2021

When Sterling began, then Governor Lawton Chiles wanted to make Florida a state where citizens benefited from a state government that provided exceptional customer service. As a result, … Read More