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2018 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards

2018 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Awards reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Awards Presentation and Dinner: 7:00 – 9:30 pm

The Fairmont Washington 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) annual leadership and service awards program is a long-standing tradition that recognizes and honors the creativity, dedication, and vision of those individuals who contribute to and participate in the U.S. and global voluntary standards-setting and conformity assessment activities. These awards are a vital component of ANSI's tradition.

Each year, ANSI invites your nomination of outstanding leaders and achievers across the broad spectrum of ANSI members and constituents. The 2018 award recipients will join a long and distinguished list of past honorees who have left their mark in the history of the ANSI Federation and the standardization community worldwide.

Nomination Information

 Nominations for the 2018 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards are due by June 15, 2018.
 Please email nominations to

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Institute; by members of any ANSI forum, panel, collaborative, or other group; or by the members of any ANSI-accredited standards developer, U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG), or conformity assessment body.

Nominations submitted with the endorsement of an entire group will be given appropriate consideration by the Awards Committee. Nominations submitted directly from ANSI staff will be considered at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

Elements of the Nomination Submittal

  • Submission should include a completed nomination form for the specific award for which the individual or group is being nominated, which includes:
    • Information on the nominee’s professional career, including a summary of participation in and contribution to organizations engaged in standardization, certification, measurement, or conformance
    • A brief biographical statement of the individual’s eligibility for the award for which he or she is being nominated (see award descriptions above for more information)
    • A personal statement from the sponsor, suitable for quotation in the nominee’s biography, regarding one or more specific accomplishments
  • Letters of support from members of the standardization community attesting to the nominee's outstanding achievements and appropriateness for receipt of the award are strongly encouraged.

Selection Process

The Awards Committee, consisting of the chair, immediate past chair, and the current vice chairs of the ANSI Board of Directors, will consider the nominations received for each award. Selections are made based on the comparison of data submitted against the description of each award.

An announcement of recipients is made in August so as to allow adequate time for notification to the award recipient and his or her nominator prior to the presentation ceremony.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to present a nominee with an award other than the one for which he or she was nominated. At the discretion of the Awards Committee, multiple recipients may be named for award categories. If, in the judgment of the Awards Committee, no candidates meet the eligibility requirements, an award may not be given.

At the discretion of the nominator, candidates not selected for an award may be resubmitted for reconsideration in a subsequent year.

Each final nominee, selected in accordance with these procedures, will be requested to provide additional biographical information, a photo, and an indication of his or her availability to accept the award at the banquet and presentation ceremony.

Eligibility of Candidates and Sponsors

Representatives of industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, and the U.S. voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment community, with the exception of current officers of the Institute’s Board of Directors, are considered eligible for an award.

2018 Board of Directors' Awards Committee

The awards committee is comprised of the officers of the ANSI Board of Directors:

Mr. GP Russ Chaney [Chair, ANSI Board of Directors]
Ms. Mary McKiel [Vice-chair]
Mr. David Miller [Vice-chair]
Mr. Phil Piqueira [Vice-chair]
Mr. Mr. Paris Stavrianidis [Vice-chair]
Mr. Kevan Lawlor [Chair, ANSI Board of Directors]

Presentation Ceremony

Wednesday, October 17

Awards reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Awards Presentation and Dinner: 7:00 – 9:30 pm

The ANSI Annual Conference Reception and Awards Banquet and Ceremony will be held on Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018, at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. Held in conjunction with World Standards Week, the event will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by the Awards Banquet and Presentation Ceremony at 7:00 pm. Attire for this event is black-tie optional.

Pricing: $95 ANSI members; $120 non-members

Each award recipient and a guest are invited to attend the evening’s events as a guest of the ANSI Board of Directors.

Advance registration is required. Hosted tables for ten (10) guests can be arranged; please contact ANSI for details.

ANSI Registration Coordinator email:, tel: 212.642.4890

Venue and Accommodations

The Fairmont Washington

2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Contact Information

Program and registration: Registration Coordinator; 212.642.4890
Sponsorship information: Sponsorship Coordinator; 212.642.4890

Part of the World Standards Week 2018 series of events

Part of the World Standards Week 2018 series of events
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