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Organizational Member Forum

The ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) provides a forum for U.S. professional societies, trade associations, standards developers and academia to come together to discuss national and international standards and conformity assessment issues of interest.

ANSI Organizational Member Forum Overview

As a membership Forum of ANSI, the functions of the ANSI Organizational Member Forum include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and networking by a defined interest category;
  • Provide a mechanism for "early warning" of relevant trends;
  • Address issues of interest primarily to their membership and galvanize implementation at their constituent level;
  • Identify broader-based issues to be addressed by an identified governance body;
  • Assume an active role in ANSI membership recruitment and retention; and
  • Serve as the one place within ANSI where participants can represent their own organization's interests.
  • Advising the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors on policy, organization, planning and priorities with respect to standards, certification and other related matters on behalf of its members;
  • Serving as a channel of communication for presenting the views of its members on policies and programs of the Institute;
  • Assisting in implementing programs to attract an adequate and widely representative body of members in its membershipship group; and
  • Recommending to the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors candidates for membership on the Board from each Membership Council who meet the requirements set forth in section 3.04 of the By-Laws.

The OMF is composed of one representative from each of ANSI's organizational members.

Members and Officers

Each organizational member of ANSI automatically becomes a member of the Forum and is entitled to receive documents and send representatives to meetings. The Organizational Member Forum shall consist of one representative from each organizational member.

 Complete list of ANSI government members

Forum officers include:

OMF Chair:
Claire Ramspeck, ASME
OMF Vice Chair:
Christopher Carnahan, Aerospace Industries Association
OMF Secretary:
Frances E. Schrotter, Senior Vice-President, ANSI
Staff Contact:
Michelle Deane, ANSI

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a government member of ANSI, find out more about the benefits of ANSI membership.

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Meeting Calendar

 Schedule of upcoming meetings

[Note: Please enter either Organizational Member Forum or OMF in the Key Word search field in the ANSI Online calendar of events]

The Organizational Member Forum meets two times a year, typically in the Spring and the Fall. Any Organizational Member of ANSI is welcome to attend.

As the agendas and venue details for these meeting become available, they will be posted in the Document Library.

Document library

 The ANSI Organizational Member Forum Document Library

[Note: OMF Document Library contains information available only to registered OMF members. It requires a username and password to use.]

 More information about document access

Staff Contacts

Frances E. Schrotter
OMF Secretary
Senior Vice-President,
212 642 4934

Michelle Deane
Tel: 212 642 4884

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