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Executive Standards Council

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) is responsible for coordination of the overall national and international standards activities of the American National Standards Institute, as well as the accreditation of U.S. TAGs to ISO.


The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) was established by the Board of Directors of ANSI with responsibilities that apply to both American National Standards and to U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ISO.

The major responsibilities of the ExSC include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining the criteria and procedures for the development and coordination of American National Standards and for the development and coordination of U.S. positions in international standards activities and for auditing such activity;
  • Establishing and supervising such groups as are needed to plan and coordinate the development of American National Standards and to determine U.S. positions in international standards activities; and
  • Adjudicating related appeals.

Persons interested in participating as a member of the ExSC should contact Anne Caldas at

Members and Officers

Council Chair
Mr. Neil Bogatz
Council Vice Chair
Mr. Chris Dubay

Mr. William Berger
Ms. Susan Carioti
ASIS International
Lieutenant Commander Scott A. Colburn, MS, BSN, RN
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
Ms. Mary Donaldson
Mr. Jean-Paul Emard
Ms. Jessica Evans
NSF International
Ms. Rita M. Harrold
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Mr. David Johnson
Dr. John D. Kulick
Siemens Corporation
Ms. Veronica Lancaster
Mr. Paul Moliski
Intertek ETL SEMKO Americas
Mr. Greg Orloff
CSA America, Inc.
Ms. Claire Ramspeck
Mr. Gary Robinson
Ms. Jen Rodgers
ASTM International
Mr. Dan Ryan
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Mr. Peter Shebell
United States Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Trudie Williams
U.S. Department of Defense
* Mr. Colin Church - Standards Advisor
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The requirements for membership and the officers of the ExSC are provided in the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws. In addition, the ExSC shall be composed of representatives of organizational members, company members, governmental members, members of the Consumer Interest Council, and members-at-large. An attempt shall be made to have at least two members, with a maximum of six members, in each category. The ExSC shall strive to a balance of representation among categories to the extent possible. Each member is eligible to serve up to three, three-year terms. The maximum number of possible years of service is 12 (if the member is serving as chair).

* For more information regarding the position of Standards Advisor, please see the Operating Procedures for the ANSI Executive Standards Council

Organizational Structure


  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Executive Committee (Chair and Vice-Chair hold same positions for this committee with members elected by the ExSC for one-year terms.)
  • Maximum of 21 members of the ExSC per term.
  • Standards Advisors – individuals who display competence in technical areas of standards development and coordination. They are appointed by the ExSC
Operating Guidelines and Processes

The ExSC follows the Operating Procedures ANSI Executive Standards Council.

 Review the Operating Procedures

Meeting Calendar

The ExSC meets three times a year, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

  Schedule of upcoming meetings.

[NOTE: Please enter ExSC in the Key Word search field of the ANSI Online calendar of events.]

Document Library

The ANSI Executive Standards Council Document Library is restricted to ExSc members only. The procedures maintained by the ANSI ExSC are available to the public.

 For information regarding domestic procedures, click here.

 For information regarding international procedures, click here.

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a company member of ANSI, find out more about the benefits of ANSI membership.

 For membership application forms, click here.

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Staff Contacts

Anne Caldas,
Secretary ANSI Appeals Board
Tel: 212.642.4914
Fax: 212.840.2298

James Thompson,
Recording Secretary of the ExSC
Tel: 212.642.4913
Fax: 212.840.2298

Charlene Banks,
ANS Coordinator
Tel: 212.642.4978
Fax: 212.840.2298

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