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Reminder: Call for Nominations for 2006 ANSI Board of Directors and Institute Policy Committees

Board and Policy Committee Nominations due by June 10, 2005

New York, Jun 02, 2005

Members of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) are reminded of the invitation to participate in the annual recommendation of qualified candidates for the Institute’s Board of Directors and for voting membership on the Institute’s Policy Committees. Nominations are for terms beginning January 1, 2006.

A letter from ANSI president and CEO Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz in May provided ANSI members with information and nomination forms in hard copy. Nominations may be submitted by returning the hard copy form (which may also be downloaded from ANSI online) or by entering nomination information directly online via the ANSI Survey Bank. All nominations must be received by ANSI no later than June 10, 2005.

To assist in the nomination process, each year the ANSI Board creates guidelines designed to identify target sectors that may currently be underrepresented within the Federation, ensure balance and diversity within the membership, enhance ANSI’s relationships and networks, and highlight individual personal attributes. ANSI members can access the guidelines and nominations forms in the ANSI Members’ Document Library on the ANSI website.

All candidates for the Board of Directors will be referred to the Board Nominating Committee and will be balloted for election by vote of the ANSI membership. Candidates for the Board or for voting membership on a Policy Committee must either be a corporate officer or provide a letter from a corporate officer stating that their company or organization will support the candidate in connection with their participation (note: does not apply to ANSI individual members and government members). A biographical statement must also be provided.

Responsibilities of the Board include the approval of such fundamental issues as the strategic direction of the Institute, the annual budget, and the scope of responsibilities of the Board and Institute Committees, Councils and Boards. Voting membership of the Institute Policy Committees is limited to approximately 30 persons appointed by the Chairman of the Board and approved by the Executive Committee of the Board from among nominated, eligible candidates.

Questions or comments may be directed to Patricia A. Griffin, ANSI vice president and general counsel (212.642.4954;

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