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Executive Standards Council

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) is responsible for coordination of the overall national and international standards activities of the American National Standards Institute, as well as the accreditation of U.S. TAGs to ISO.

Executive Standards Council Overview

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) was established by the Board of Directors of ANSI with responsibilities that apply to both American National Standards and to U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to ISO.

The major responsibilities of the ExSC include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining the criteria and procedures for the development and coordination of American National Standards and for the development and coordination of U.S. positions in international standards activities and for auditing such activity;
  • Establishing and supervising such groups as are needed to plan and coordinate the development of American National Standards and to deterine U.S. positions in international standards activities; and
  • Adjudicating related appeals.

Persons interested in participating as a member of the ExSC should contact Anne Caldas at

Members and Officers

Council Chair

Chris Dubay, NFPA

Council Members

William Berger, ASME
Neil Bogatz, IAPMO
Scott Colburn, U.S. FDA
Mary Donaldson, NIST
Jessica Evans, NSF International
Kerrianne Haresign, CTA
John Kulick, Siemens Corporation
Joe Lewelling, AAMI
Alan Manche, Schneider Electric
Earl Nied, Intel
Paul Olson, AWWA
Elise Owen, U.S. EPA
Stephanie Reiniche, ASHRAE
Jen Rodgers, ASTM International
Dan Ryan, Underwriters Laboratories, Vice Chair
Steve Sharples, CSA
Sandra Stuart, Kaiser Permanente
Paula Watkins, API
*David Pittle, Consumer Representative, ExSC Standards Advisor
*Patricia Edwards, CPSC, ExSC Standards Advisor
*Claire Ramspeck, ASME, ExSC Standards Advisor

The requirements for membership and the officers of the ExSC are provided in the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws. In addition, the ExSC shall be composed of representatives of organizational members, company members, governmental members, members of the Consumer Interest Council, and members-at-large. An attempt shall be made to have at least two members, with a maximum of six members, in each category. The ExSC shall strive to a balance of representation among categories to the extent possible. Each member is eligible to serve up to three, three-year terms. The maximum number of possible years of service is 12 (if the member is serving as chair).

 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 – individuals who display competence in technical areas of standards development and coordination. They are appointed by the ExSC

Operating Guidelines and Processes

The ExSC follows the Operating Procedures ANSI Executive Standards Council.

 Review the Operating Procedures

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.

  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 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

James Thompson
Recording Secretary of the ExSC
Tel: 212.642.4913
Fax: 212.840.2298

Charlene Banks
ANS Coordinator
Tel: 212.642.4978
Fax: 212.840.2298

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