SES-The Society for Standards Professionals, has announced Katherine E. Morgan, president of ASTM International, as its 2018 SES Annual Conference Keynote Speaker. The 67th Annual SES Conference will take place on August 7-8 in Nashville, Tennessee, with the theme "Dynamic Diversity: Expanding the Future of Standardization." ASTM International is a member and audited designator of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The conference will bring together standards professionals from around the world to discuss experiences and best practices in standards development and conformity assessment.
Ms. Morgan is an expert on standardization related issues and recently shared her expertise as a panelist at ANSI's 2017 July event on Capitol Hill highlighting standards for 21st Century Infrastructure.
In addition to SES, she is a member of ANSI's Board of Directors, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Executives, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the American Society of Association Executives, and former member of the Standards Council of Canada's Standards Development Organization Advisory Committee.
"ASTM International is one of the world's largest organizations for the development of international voluntary consensus standards and Kathie is a respected leader in the global standards community," said Edward Miskoski, SES President. "We look forward to sharing with our conference attendees her lessons learned over three decades at ASTM International, as well as her thoughts on the future."
"Our community is evolving in exciting new ways, as the theme suggests, and I look forward to being part of that dialogue at SES," said Morgan. [Watch Katherine Morgan talk about standards in an ASTM YouTube video].