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ANSI Announces Change to Board of Directors Voting Procedures


Official Vote to be Held October 23 at ANSI Annual Business Meeting; Non-Attendees Must Contact ANSI to Designate a Proxy

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently implemented significant changes to the voting procedures used to elect members of its Board of Directors. The changes to the voting procedures were enacted in order to bring the Institute's by-laws into compliance with requirements in the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013.

The Board is responsible for the management and control of the activities, property, and affairs of ANSI, including the strategic direction of the Institute, the annual budget, and the scope of responsibilities of the Board and Institute Committees, Councils, and Boards. This fall, ANSI members will chose candidates to fill 11 director-at-large slots, a full one-third of the Board. All selected members will serve their terms between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017.

As a result of the changes to the official voting procedures, all ANSI members must vote either in person at the ANSI Annual Business Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, October 23, 2014, or must contact ANSI to designate Patricia Griffin, Secretary of ANSI, as their official proxy. The Annual Business Meeting will take place 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the FHI 360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor) in Washington, DC. All ANSI members can attend the meeting at no charge. However, advance registration is required by Friday, October 10, 2014; online registration is available.

In order to designate a proxy, ANSI members are asked to fill out the official proxy form, which is available online, and return it to Tricia Power, ANSI manager of corporate governance and legal affairs. The form can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 212-840-2298, or mail to the following address:

American National Standards Institute
ATTN: Tricia Power
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10036-7414

Questions or comments related to the changes to the ANSI Board of Directors voting procedures should be directed to Ms. Power at [email protected].


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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