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People on the Move


New York, Aug 15, 2008

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

Dr. Nina McClelland, president of a consulting firm focusing on public health issues and environmental sciences, has accepted a one-year appointment as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Toledo.

One of McClelland’s primary duties as interim dean will be to help provide leadership to the college’s strategic assessment, which will be performed during fall semester.

“The College of Arts and Sciences is at a critical juncture,” said McClelland. “I am honored to be able to help play a part in shaping the future of the institution that means so much to me.”

A two-time graduate of The University of Toledo, McClelland earned bachelor and master of science degrees in 1951 and 1963, respectively. She received her doctoral degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1968. UT awarded her an honorary doctorate in science in 2003.

Dr. McClelland is a past chairman of the Board of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a former president and chief executive officer of NSF International. Among her accomplishments, Dr. McClelland has been a consultant to the United Nations, served on councils and committees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Academy of Sciences, and participated in bilateral negotiations with private and public sector representatives from Russia, Canada and Mexico and countries across Europe.

Dr. Nina McClelland McClelland, a Board Member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for sixteen years, continues to play a leading role in ANSI's chemical activities. Most recently, she chaired the ANSI conference Action and Reaction: Developing a sustainable approach to emerging chemical issues, which brought together nearly 120 stakeholders to address the impact of chemical controls and regulatory programs.

For more information about Dr. McClelland's appointment, read the University of Toledo press release.


The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, announced that Debra K. Brunk has been promoted to vice president of technical services.

In this position she will lead AHAM’s technical services department, and will also oversee its participation in external standards organizations.

Previously, Brunk served as AHAM's director of technical services.

A Six Sigma certified professional, Brunk earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines.


The American Chemistry Council (ACC), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, announced that Thomas J. Gibson will resign as the organization’s senior vice president of advocacy to become the president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), another ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

Gibson will assume his new role at AISI on September 1, 2008.

During his two-year tenure at ACC, Gibson led the Council's global, federal and state advocacy efforts on issues such as climate, energy, rail, security, and environment.

With twenty years of experience in the advocacy, regulatory and business arena, Mr. Gibson previously served as senior vice president for government affairs at the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Before PCA, he was Chief of Staff for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, he worked as majority deputy staff director and majority counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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