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About the ANSI Speakers Bureau

The ANSI Speakers Bureau provides meeting planners with access to top executives in the standards and conformity assessment industry.

ANSI Speakers Bureau Overview

When a speaker fails to connect with an audience, the speech fails to support the objectives of the meeting. But meeting planners often lack time and resources to make the best match. ANSI’s communications, public relations, and education and training staff team work together to function as your meetings management partner. We help match the best speaker for your event and we help the speakers customize their presentations to support the goals of your meeting.

Enhance an upcoming conference or event by providing direct access to the finest speakers with extraordinary and invaluable insights about activities critical to today’s business practices, regulatory issues and quality of life initiatives. Key leaders and staff of the global standards community are available to provide insights, share expertise, and educate both private - and public-sector interests through keynote addresses, lectures, and panel discussions.


Many of ANSI’s top-level executive staff and volunteer leaders participate in the Speakers Bureau program, including:

Speaker S. Joe Bhatia
Title (Organization) President and CEO,
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Various, Standards Boost Business
Speaker James T. Pauley
Title (Organization) Chairman, ANSI Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric
Topics of Expertise Various (industry perspective)
Speaker Frances E. Schrotter
Title (Organization) Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Various, standards collaboratives
Speaker Patricia A. Griffin
Title (Organization) Vice President and General Counsel,
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Legal issues and the standardization community
Speaker Lane Hallenbeck
Title (Organization) Vice President Accreditation Services
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Accreditation / Conformity Assessment
Speaker James McCabe
Title (Organization) Senior Director, Standards Facilitation,
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Electric vehicles, smart cities, identity theft, privacy
Speaker Dr. Roy Swift
Title (Organization) Senior Program Director, Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Program
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Accreditation, workforce credentialing
Speaker Reinaldo Figueiredo
Title (Organization) Senior Program Director, Product Certification Accreditation
American National Standards Institute
Topics of Expertise Accreditation
Speaker Heather Benko
Title (Organization) Senior Manager, ANSI Nanotechnology Standardization Activities
Topics of Expertise Nanotechnology / ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel

NOTE:  Because we will recommend only the very best and most appropriate speakers for an event, occasionally we may be unable to accommodate a request because of scheduling conflicts.


ANSI will provide assistance in placing specialists at events around the globe. Though there will never be a charge for ANSI’s consultation and support in booking a speaker, there may be a fee for the speaker’s time and/or expense reimbursement.

Previous Engagements

The following is a sampling of the agencies and organizations that have featured ANSI executives:

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Commercial Law Development Program
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • DIN – the national standards body of Germany
  • ICONTEC – the national standards body of Columbia
  • International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN)
  • Korean Standards Association
  • Japanese Standards Association
  • National Association of Consumers Agency Administrators
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • North American Energy Standards Board
  • Pacific Area Standards Congress
  • SES: The Society for Standards Professionals
  • Special Libraries Association
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • World Congress on Optometric Globalization
Possible Presentation Topics

ANSI’s speakers will offer up-to-date content and interactive programs that get the audiences attention and deliver what they promise. The topics listed below are offered as a reference point for you, the meeting/event planner.

Electric Vehicles
Energy Efficiency
Global Trade
  • Cooperate on Standards - Compete on Implementation
  • How Standards Impact International Trade
Global Supply Chain
Homeland Security
Identity Theft
Legal Issues
Link between standardization and competitiveness
  • Standards Boost Business
  • Benefits of standardization to business and government
Nuclear Energy
Public Policy

ANSI can connect you with experts in practically any industrial sector who would be qualified to present to your group or audience.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Neiman
Senior Director, Communications and Public Relations
American National Standards Institute

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