ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Senior Staff

Margaret (Peggy) Jensen, CPA

Vice President of Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Peggy Jensen, CPA, is vice president of finance, administration and chief financial officer at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Ms. Jensen is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the finance, accounting and administration departments as well as for direct communications and interaction with the Institute’s Finance Committee. She assists the President in managing ANSI’s financial and administrative functions including objectives, policies and procedures, preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, long-term financial planning and the maintenance and investment of funds and assets.

Ms. Jensen has more than twenty years of experience managing financial and operational functions for not-for-profit organizations and corporations. She joined ANSI from the Museum of the City of New York where she served as the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration; she held a similar post for nearly twelve years at the Aperture Foundation, Inc., a non-profit publisher of fine photography. Ms. Jensen was also a former vice president and director of Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc., a former vice president and manager at Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., and a former senior audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Ms. Jensen earned her MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently received her Certificate in Professional Accountancy, with honors, from the Northwestern University Graduate School of Business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College. In addition to being a CPA, she is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Internal Auditor. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs.


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.

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