Just two more weeks: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all of its members to recommend qualified candidates for the 2016 ANSI Board of Directors. 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. Nominations must be received by Monday, June 1, 2015, and are for terms beginning January 1, 2016.
Candidates will be reviewed by the 2015 Board Nominating Committee, and nominations by that Committee will subsequently be balloted for election by ANSI membership. Nominations require a biographical statement and a letter of corporate support (note: letter of corporate support is not required for corporate officers or for individual and government members).
The Institute will only accept one nomination form per ANSI member organization, so each member organization is encouraged to coordinate proposed nominations internally before submitting the appropriate form to ANSI. As a general rule, only individuals nominated by full ANSI members are allowed to serve on the Board of Directors, however, exceptions may be granted in special circumstances by the Board or the ANSI Executive Committee.
As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure balance and diversity within its membership, ANSI is currently seeking Board members who will enhance ANSI member networks and relationships. In order to ease the nomination process, ANSI has developed guidelines providing information about the sectors that are currently underrepresented on ANSI's Board of Directors. These guidelines, along with nomination forms, general information, and ANSI's official code of ethics, can be accessed by ANSI members in the ANSI Online Library.
All nomination forms should be submitted to Tricia Power, ANSI manager of corporate governance and legal affairs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
American National Standards Institute
ATTN: Tricia Power
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10036-7414
Questions or comments on the Call for Nominations for the ANSI Board of Directors should be directed to Patricia A. Griffin, ANSI vice president and general counsel, at email@example.com or 212.642.4954.
The ANSI Board of Directors nominations form is available online.