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Looking for an expert speaker on the standards and conformity assessment issues critical to your business or organization? ANSI experts can provide high-level insights, share expertise, and educate private- and public-sector interests through keynote addresses, topical presentations, and panel discussions on standardization and related regulatory, legal, and societal issues.

The following is a list of ANSI and ANSI-affiliate executives and subject-matter experts who frequently present on standards, conformity assessment, and related topics at high-level events around the United States and the world. ANSI may have access to additional speakers on specific standardization topics not listed here; email [email protected] to inquire.

ANSI Speakers

S. Joe Bhatia, President and CEO

Topics include various high-level aspects of standards and conformity assessment, the U.S. standardization system, global standardization, national priority issues, how standards impact international trade, competitiveness, and innovation

Frances E. Schrotter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Various topics include including standards coordination/collaboratives, standards education

Patricia A. Griffin, Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Topics include legal issues and the standardization community

Mary H. Saunders, Vice President, Government Relations

Topics include Standards and public policy, federal engagement in standardization

Joseph Tretler, Vice President, International Policy

Topics include ISO and IEC international standardization, regional and bilateral activities, global trade

James McCabe, Senior Director, Standards Facilitation

Topics include cooperation in standards development, standards collaboratives, additive manufacturing (3-D printing), unmanned aircraft systems (drones)

Leslie McDermott, Senior Director, International Development

Topics include international development programs, government partnership activities for capacity building, global trade resources

Heather Benko, Senior Manager, ANSI Nanotechnology Standardization Activities

Topics include nanotechnology, artificial intelligence

Examples of Speaking Engagements

The following are some of the agencies and organizations that have featured ANSI speakers:

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Commercial Law Development Program
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • DIN – the national standards body of Germany
  • ICONTEC – the national standards body of Columbia
  • International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN)
  • Korean Standards Association
  • Japanese Standards Association
  • National Association of Consumers Agency Administrators
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • North American Energy Standards Board
  • Pacific Area Standards Congress
  • SES: The Society for Standards Professionals
  • Special Libraries Association
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • World Congress on Optometric Globalization

Fee Information

ANSI does not generally charge or accept fees for its speakers. In some cases there may be a request for expense reimbursement related to travel or other costs incurred.

Staff Contacts

For all inquiries about ANSI speakers, contact:

Jana Zabinski

Director, Communications and Public Relations


[email protected]