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2017 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards

2016 ANSI Awards Banquet and Ceremony

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 2017 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 2017 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards are due by June 16, 2017.
 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 attestingto the nominee's outstanding achievements and appropriateness for receipt of the award are strongly encouraged.

Selection Process

The Awards Committee, consisting of the chairman, immediate past chairman, and the current vice chairmen 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. Only one Medal per year will be awarded in each classification; at the discretion of the Awards Committee, multiple recipients may be named for each of the other 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.

2017 Board of Directors' Awards Committee

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

Mr. Kevan P. Lawlor [Chair, ANSI Board of Directors]
Mr. GP Russ Chaney [Vice-chair]
Ms. Mary McKiel [Vice-chair]
Mr. David Miller [Vice-chair]
Mr. Mr. Paris Stavrianidis [Vice-chair]
Mr. Art Cote [Immediate Past Chair]

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.

2017 Banquet and Presentation Ceremony

Wednesday, October 18

Awards reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(844) 617-1972


The ANSI Annual Conference Reception and Awards Banquet and Ceremony will be held on Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, at The Watergate Hotel.

Held in conjunction with World Standards Week, the event begins 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

Register online

Online registration will be available soon; please check this page regularly for updates.

Contact Information

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

Part of the World Standards Week 207 series of events

Part of the World Standards Week 2017 series of events
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