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Senior Staff

Frances E. Schrotter

Frances E. Schrotter

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Frances E. Schrotter is senior vice president and chief operating officer at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, she has primary responsibility for the Institute’s activities supporting and facilitating the participation of U.S. interests in domestic, regional and international standardization activities. She works with the ANSI constituency and other affected interests to identify the need for new standardization programs and works with these groups to facilitate their timely implementation. Her role encompasses management of the ANSI administrative operations, including membership, communications, education and training services, and human resources. Ms. Schrotter is also actively involved with the work of the Institute’s various panels, including the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel, the Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative and the Nanotechnology Standards Panel.

Ms. Schrotter, who first joined ANSI in 1976, has worked with numerous domestic and international committees developing standards in dozens of industries. She spent many years in the information technology standards arena, and served as the first international secretariat of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology.

Ms. Schrotter was born and raised in New York City.


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.

 Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative