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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee reports to the ANSI Board of Directors on significant actions or proposed future plans that may impact the strategic direction of ANSI.

Overview

The Executive Committee, among other things, is responsible for:

  • Approving all memberships, including ANSI Members and membership on Committees of ANSI, and Policy Advisory Groups and making final decisions regarding the termination of ANSI Members in accordance with Section 2.03 of the 2020 By-Laws.
  • Approving proposals (including those originating from the Board Committees, Committees of ANSI, Membership Forums and Policy Advisory Groups) except those proposals that, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, would impact the strategic direction of ANSI and should be submitted to the Board for final approval.
  • Reviewing and approving management’s proposals as reflected in an annual strategic priorities document before submitting such document or any proposed modifications thereto to the Board for final approval.
  • Approving the procedures and criteria developed and maintained by the Executive Standards Council (ExSC) as reflected in the "ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards," hereafter referred to as "the Essential Requirements," and the "ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO," hereafter referred to as "the International Procedures."
  • Approving the United States National Committee Statutes and Rules of Procedure.
  • Reviewing and approving the Operating Procedures of all Committees of ANSI, Membership Forums and Policy Advisory Groups.

 Excerpt from the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws.

Members and Officers

The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chair of the ANSI Board of Directors.

Chair of the Board

GP Russ Chaney
The International Association of Plumbing and Medical Officials (IAPMO)

Staff Liaison

Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Senior Vice President and General Counsel


The Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Board Nominating Committee, will address issues such as needed expertise, background, leadership skills, willingness to participate actively, and inter-organizational relationships. The Nominating Committee will seek to ensure overall broad diversity of representatives on the Board.

Voting members of the ExCo include:

  • The Chair of the Board
  • The Immediate Past Chair
  • The Vice Chairs
  • The Chair of the Finance Committee The Chair of the Executive Standards Council
  • The Chair of the Board of Standards Review
  • The Chair of the ANSI ISO Council
  • The Chair of the USNC Council
  • The Chairs of each of the ANSI Member Forums
  • The Chairs of each of the Policy Advisory Groups Such additional members of the Board as the Chair of the Board shall appoint from time to time with the approval of a three-quarters majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present.

Such additional members of the Board as the Chair of the Board shall appoint from time to time with the approval of a three-quarters majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present.

The ANSI president and CEO is a non-voting member of the ExCo.


  Complete list of ANSI Executive Committee members.

Organizational Structure

The Executive Committee has the power to act for the ANSI Board of Directors between meetings of the Board and will report any such actions to the Board.

All ANSI Policy Advisory Groups, Committees of ANSI and the Appeals Board report to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee can also establish additional committees, subcommittees and boards.

Meeting Calendar

The ANSI Executive Committee typically meets three (3) times per year, usually in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please enter “BoD Executive Committee” in the Key Word search field of the ANSI Online Calendar of Events.

Document Library

The ANSI Executive Committee Document Library contains information available only to registered Board members. It requires a username and password to use.

 More information about document access

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

Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: 212 642 4954
Fax: 212 398 0023
E-mail: pgriffin@ansi.org

Eleni Konstantopoulos
Senior Legal Program Coordinator
Tel: 212 642 4904
Fax: 212 398 0023
ekonstantopoulos@ansi.org

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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