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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

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:
Mary McKiel, AAFS
OMF Vice Chair:
Christopher Carnahan, Aerospace Industries Association
OMF Secretary:
Frances E. Schrotter, Senior Vice-President, ANSI
Staff Contact:
Michelle Deane, Director, Standards Facilitation, ANSI

Operating Guidelines

 Operating Procedures of the Organizational Member Forum (OMF)

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, please visit:

 Benefits of ANSI membership.

 Obtain an ANSI membership application.

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, ANSI
212 642 4934

Michelle Deane
Director, Standards Facilitation, ANSI
Tel: 212 642 4884

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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