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ANSI Board Names Volunteer Leaders for 2016


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors has announced its new members and officers for the term beginning January 1, 2016.

Kevan Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International, was appointed for a second one-year term as ANSI's chair of the board.

Arthur Cote, P.E., supported by NFPA, will continue in the role of immediate past chairman.

Supporting the chairman will be four vice chairs: GP Russ Chaney, CEO of IAPMO; Mary McKiel, president and CEO of The McKiel Group; Mary Saunders, associate director for management resources (ADMR) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and Paris Stavrianidis, general manager of FM Approvals.

The following individuals have been elected to the Board as directors-at-large for terms beginning January 1, 2016:

  • Stephen Crawford, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy

  • Patricia Gleason, Safety Equipment Institute

  • Paul Hearty, Sony Electronics

  • Laura Hitchcock, The Boeing Company

  • Joseph McGuire, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

  • Edward Mikoski, Electronic Components Industry Association

  • David Miller, American Petroleum Institute

  • Susan Miller, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Association

  • Earl Nied, Intel Corporation

  • Rachel Weintraub, Consumer Federation of America

  • Robert Williams, Underwriters Laboratories

In addition, the Board of Directors Nominating Committee has filled four director-at-large vacancies for terms beginning January 1, 2016:

  • Dale Cyr, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Gillian Kelleher, Wegmans

  • Scott McGrath, OASIS

  • Alain Turenne, Walgreen Company

The following Board members will serve as ANSI Member Forum chairs: Kathleen Thuner, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (Consumer Interest Forum); Richard Forselius, Sikorsky Aircraft Company/Lockheed Martin (Company Member Forum); Scott Colburn, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Government Member Forum); and Mary Logan, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (Organizational Member Forum).

Individuals retiring from the Board at the end of 2015 include:

  • Colin Church, retired, formerly with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • Luann Ochs, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

  • Urvashi Rangan, Consumer Reports

  • Jana Schey, Energistics

  • Cynthia Woodley, Professional Testing Inc.

The members and staff of the ANSI Federation express their gratitude and thanks to all of these individuals for their many contributions and efforts in support of the Institute and the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment community.

About ANSI
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.

The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).


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