ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Appeals Board

The ANSI Appeals Board is responsible for considering appeals by directly and materially affected persons (organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals, and the like) who believe they have been, or will be, adversely affected by a decision of ANSI. The Appeals Board is the final level of appeal within the American National Standards Institute.

Appeals Board Overview

The ANSI Appeals Board shall consider appeals by directly and materially affected persons (organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals, and the like) who believe they have been, or will be, adversely affected by a decision of ANSI, whether in the form of action or inaction or in the implementation of ANSI procedures as they may be amended from time to time. These procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • ANSI Auditing Policy and Procedures
  • ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards
  • ANSI Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Certification Programs
  • ANSI Policy and Criteria for Accreditation of Certification Programs
  • ANSI Procedures for the National Adoption of ISO and IEC Standards as American National Standards
  • ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of the ISO, including Annex B, Criteria for the Development and Coordination of U.S. Positions in the International Standardization Activities of the ISO and IEC
  • Operating Procedures of the Accreditation Committee
  • Operating Procedures of the ANSI Board of Standards Review
  • Operating Procedures of the ANSI Executive Standards Council
  • Operating Procedures of the United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Persons interested in participating as a member of the ANSI Appeals Board should contact Anne Caldas at acaldas@ansi.org

Members and Officers

Chair ANSI Appeals Board

Mr. Clark Silcox, NEMA

ANSI Appeals Board

Mr. Monte Bogatz, IAPMO
Mr. Paul Brown, UL LLC
Ms. Sue Carioti, ASIS International
Mr. Steve Ferguson, ASHRAE
Mr. Tom Goode, ATIS
Ms. Laura Hitchcock, Boeing
Mr. John Kelly, JEDEC
Ms. Amy Marasco, Microsoft
Dr. Mary McKiel, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Mr. Dave Ringle, IEEE
Mr. Greg Saunders, Department of Defense
Mr. Henry Wixon, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Membership in the Institute shall be a prerequisite for participation on the ANSI Appeals Board, unless, the Board of Directors specifically permits an exception. Members are chosen from a variety of categories within ANSI membership, to represent the broadest number of members within ANSI.*

* The resident counsel of ANSI, or in his or her absence, outside ANSI counsel, shall be a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Appeals Board.

* ANSI staff is the contact for all ANSI program oversight committees. Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANSI business.

Organizational Structure

The ANSI Appeals Board shall have a membership of not less than nine nor more than eighteen members appointed by the chairperson of the Board of ANSI, with the approval of the Board of Directors. Members shall be appointed for a term of three years commencing on January 1, and shall be eligible for reappointment for two additional 3-year terms. The maximum number of possible years of service is 12 (if the member is serving as chair).

Operating Guidelines and Processes

The ANSI Appeals Board follows the ANSI Appeals Board Operating Procedures.

* Information and review Operating Procedures

Meeting Calendar

The ANSI Appeals Board meets as needed.

Document Library

Access to the ANSI Appeals Board Document Library is restricted to ANSI Appeals Board members only.

* Information about access to the Public Documents Library

Membership in ANSI

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

* Membership application forms

Staff Contacts

Anne Caldas
Secretary ANSI Appeals Board
Tel: (212) 642-4914
Fax: (212) 840-2298
e-mail: acaldas@ansi.org

Patricia (Patty) Griffin
Vice-President and General Counsel
Tel: (212) 642-4954
Fax: (212) 840-2298
e-mail: pgriffin@ansi.org

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