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Executive Standards Council

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) is responsible for developing and promulgating procedures and criteria utilized in the national and international standards development activities of ANSI, including the accreditation of standards developers and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO and for other duties that may be delegated to it by the Board..

Executive Standards Council Overview

The ExSC, a Program Oversight Committee, shall be responsible for developing and promulgating procedures and criteria utilized in the national and international standards development activities of ANSI and for other duties that may be delegated to it by the Board. The functions of the ExSC shall include but not be limited to:

  • Developing and promulgating procedures and criteria for: (i) the accreditation and auditing of standards developers; and (ii) the coordination, development, approval and withdrawal of standards as American National Standards, including the Essential Requirements (and any successor or related documents);
  • Developing and promulgating procedures and criteria for the oversight of U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (“TAGs”) to ISO, including the International Procedures (or any successor or related document); and
  • Overseeing all aspects of and making determinations relating to ANSI's standards developer accreditation, audit, and audited designator programs, as well as, the accreditation of U.S. TAGs to ISO, including appeals of such decisions.

The ExSC shall exercise exclusive responsibility for the terms of the Essential Requirements and International Procedures, including ANSI's Patent Policy, subject only to ExCo and/or Board approval. The ExSC, in its discretion, may solicit input from other Committees of ANSI, Membership Forums or Policy Advisory Groups from time to time when interpreting or considering revisions to the ANSI Essential Requirements and International Procedures.

Members and Officers

The ExSC is made up of members of ANSI. Persons interested in participating as a member of the ExSC and are already ANSI members should contact Anne Caldas at

ExSC Chair

Chris Dubay, NFPA

ExSC Members

William Berger, sponsored by ASME
Gaby Davis, IAPMO
Jessica Evans, NSF
James Golinveaux, Viking
Kerri Haresign, CTA
Megan Hayes, NEMA
Tim Koczanski, Department of Defense
Joe Lewelling, AAMI
Shuliang Li, FDA
Alton Sanders, Boeing
Alan Manche, Schneider Electric
Earl Nied, Intel Corp.
Paul Olson, AWWA
Elise Owen, EPA
Stephanie Reiniche, ASHRAE
Casandra Robinson, NIST
Jen Rodgers, ASTM
Sandy Stuart, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
Paula Watkins, API, Vice Chair

ExSC Standards Advisors

Mary Donaldson, NIST
Patricia Edwards, U.S. CPSC
John Kulick, Siemens
David Pittle, Consumer Representative
Claire Ramspeck, ASME
Peter Shebell, Department of Homeland Security

Detailed requirements on membership and officers of the ExSC are provided in the ANSI By-Laws and the ExSC Operating Procedures. Among other requirements, the members of the ExSC shall, in that capacity, act as fiduciaries to ANSI and shall act in the best interest of ANSI. The members of the ExSC shall also abide by ANSI's Conflict of Interest and Related Party Transaction Policy, as well as, the ANSI Code of Conduct and the ExSC Operating Procedures.

Members should, to the extent possible, represent the broadest interests of all standards developers and/or users. Next in order of priority, members should represent their assigned interest category (i.e., Organization Member, Company Member, Government Member, Consumer Interest Council, member-at-large) rather than their employer’s specific interests. Except as may be extended by the Board, each new member appointment shall be for a term of three full years with no person serving more than three full consecutive terms.

 For more information regarding the position of Standards Advisor, please see the Operating Procedures for the ANSI Executive Standards Council.

* 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

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Executive Committee (Chair and Vice-Chair hold same positions for this committee with members elected by the ExSC for one-year terms.)
  • Maximum of 21 members of the ExSC per term.
  • Standards Advisors non-voting individuals appointed by the ExSC to serve as advisors.

Operating Guidelines

The ExSC follows the Operating Procedures ANSI Executive Standards Council.

 Operating Procedures ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC)

Meeting Calendar

The ExSC generally meets three times per year. Their schedule calls for meetings in January/February, May, and September. Appeals of ExSC accreditation-related decisions may be held in conjunction regularly scheduled ExSC meetings. If one or more appeal is filed, an ExSC meeting may take place over two business days. During ExSC meetings, members may review ANSI policy, procedural and accreditation-related issues that have been provided to them in advance of the meeting. Accreditation, audit and appeals-related decisions are made in Executive Session.

  Schedule of upcoming meetings.

[NOTE: Please enter ExSC in the Key Word search field of the ANSI Online calendar of events.]

Document Library

The ANSI Executive Standards Council Document Library is restricted to ExSC members only. The procedures maintained by the ANSI ExSC are available to the public.

 Domestic procedures.

 International procedures.

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, please visit:

  Benefits of ANSI membership.

  Obtain an ANSI membership application.

Staff Contacts

Anne Caldas
Secretary, ANSI Executive Standards Council
Tel: 212 642 4914
Fax: 212 840 2298

James Thompson
Recording Secretary of the ExSC
Tel: 212 642 4913
Fax: 212 840 2298

Jay Moskowitz
Director, Standards Developer Audit Program
212 642 8925

Note to Readers Regarding Revisions to ANSI By-Laws

Please note that this Web page has been updated based on revisions to the ANSI By-Laws, which are effective as of January 1, 2020. ANSI is continuing to review all pages on its Website to assure that they correctly reflect and harmonize with the organizational and procedural changes made in the 2020 By-Laws. Please check the [ 2020 By-Laws ] and continued updates to the ANSI site for the most current information concerning the procedures followed by ANSI’s committees, boards, forums and other groups.

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