Scott P. Cooper
Vice President of Government Relations
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Scott P. Cooper is vice president of government relations at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, Mr. Cooper serves as ANSI’s spokesperson and liaison to Federal, State and local government agencies and to Congress and congressional staff. He supports the activities of the ANSI National Policy Committee and the ANSI Government Member Forum, working with the members of these committees to develop and advance the Institute’s positions and policies at all levels of government. In turn, he identifies and communicates to ANSI stakeholders emerging issues of importance for the standards and conformity assessment community.
Mr. Cooper joined ANSI staff in April 2007 with a broad range of experience in industry, not-for-profit organizations, academia and government. He has more than a decade of experience as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and service at the Department of Commerce and also the Peace Corps As a member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he taught courses on the modern global marketplace and worked on projects ranging from nanotechnology research to dispute resolution. As a consultant, he worked to advance multi-industry healthcare reform. And as a former manager of global technology policy at Hewlett-Packard, he helped to develop and lead policy efforts in areas such as privacy, consumer redress and global governance. Mr. Cooper also served as a former director of global electronic commerce at the American Electronics Association and as a former manager of telecommunications policy at Intel.
Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economic history from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in political science from George Washington University. He and his wife, Sheila C. Bair, have two children; they reside in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the Pacific Area Standards Congress, and the Pan American Standards Commission.