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ANSI September Caucus to Feature NIST’s Mary Saunders


New York, Aug 29, 2011

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to recommence the monthly ANSI Caucus Luncheon series following the summer hiatus. The September ANSI Caucus will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011, and will feature Mary Saunders, director of the standards coordination office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Ms. Saunders will speak on standards policy coordination at NIST and provide an overview of the agency’s priorities and initiatives.

In her current role, Ms. Saunders represents NIST’s interests in the standards and conformity assessment community and advises NIST leadership on policy and strategy as they relate to NIST’s role in standardization. She is also responsible for leading NIST’s standards coordination activities with the private sector, other federal agencies, and foreign governments.

Previously, Ms. Saunders served as deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), where she managed the day-to-day operations of ITA’s Manufacturing and Services division of more than 200 industry specialists, economists, and international trade experts. Earlier in her career, she served in a variety of positions at NIST, including chief of the Standards Services Division.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Saunders has advanced programs, policies, and strategies to strengthen the competitive position of U.S. industry and U.S. business and technology interests around the globe. She has worked with a broad range of sectors on competitiveness and market access issues, including information and communications technologies, telecommunications, medical devices, oil and gas equipment, construction equipment, energy technologies and consumer goods.

Read Ms. Saunders’ full bio here.

Sponsored by ANSI, the Caucus will be held Friday, September 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW, 13th floor) in Washington, DC. RSVPs are requested by Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

To RSVP, communicate special dietary requests, or for more information on caucus luncheons, please contact Frances Limon at flimon@ansi.org.

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