ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Past Chair of the Board

James T. Pauley

James T. Pauley

Chair of the Board 2012-May 2014
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Jim Pauley began his tenure as chair of the ANSI Board of Directors in January, 2012.

In his role as senior vice president, external affairs and government relations for Schneider Electric, Mr. Pauley is responsible for external affairs, legislative policy, and regulatory policy for Schneider Electric in the U.S., including both federal and state level activity. As part of his external affairs role, he has responsibility for the Schneider Electric strategy and participation in the standards and conformity assessment space.

Mr. Pauley has been involved in standards activities for more than 25 years. He has served in various capacities with groups throughout the industry, including ANSI, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).

Mr. Pauley is a resident and native of Kentucky, USA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Professional Engineer Registration in Kentucky. He is the author of multiple papers including, "The Energy Lifecycle of a Building - Key to Improved Profits," "The Electrical Safety System in the United States," and "North American Codes and Standards: A Global Challenge."


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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