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ANSI and SES to Co-host Webinar on Developing Standards Professionals: Perspectives from New Professionals

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ANSI member and accredited standards developer SES-The Society for Standards Professionals will co-host a webinar on September 14, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET, focusing on emerging professionals' best practice advice related to standardization. Panelists will discuss their first introduction to standards in their professional careers, opportunities and challenges, and how they have enhanced their skills and knowledge in standards to meet perceived employer expectations.

The webinar—free to SES and ANSI Members; $50 for non-members—will be moderated by SES member Ron Jones, vice president, business development, at Jouve, and will feature the following panelists:

• Keith Jansa, Manager, Strategic Policy and Sector Engagement, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

Mr. Jansa is an expert in solution design and delivery. With more than 10 years of experience leading diverse teams and delivering client-focused solutions, Mr. Jansa provides leadership and management excellence, harnessing team talent to generate successful business strategies. He is responsible for developing collaborative working relationships with government and industry, understanding their priorities, and developing strategies, programs, and services that address their objectives. Mr. Jansa has managed dozens of multifaceted projects through complete project lifecycles and has contributed in over 30 national and international standardization committees. Among his previous positions, Mr. Jansa has managed a trade association standards program advancing strategic priorities in the interests of electric utilities and their customers, worked as a standards specialist for a leading standards development organization, and served as a board director for a non-profit organization that supports those with mental health challenges. Mr. Jansa holds a bachelor's degree in health sciences from the University of Ottawa.

• Travis Murdock, Manager, Technical Committees, ASTM International

Mr. Murdock's primary function with ASTM is the management of numerous technical committees responsible for developing a wide range of standards related to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, occupational safety, and sustainability, among others. Prior to joining ASTM in May 2016, Mr. Murdock began his standards career in 2010 with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), where he was responsible for the development and continued maintenance of coaxial and fiber optical cable and connector interface standards and best practices. He is a member of the ANSI Committee on Education (CoE) as well as the ANSI CoE/USNC Joint Task Force for Emerging Professionals. He holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from Penn State as well as a MPA in nonprofit administration from West Chester University.

•Marianna Kramarikova, Manager of Technology, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

During her tenure with TIA, Ms. Kramarikova has worked with technology groups focused on developing standards for public safety radio equipment, cellular towers, satellites, accessibility and product performance, structured cabling and data centers, multimedia multicast, and sustainable/environmental communications technologies. To pursue opportunities within emerging technologies and to launch new standardization efforts, she has been instrumental in initiating 30 new working groups. Besides managing the day-to-day operation of 55 technology groups within TIA, she oversaw the development of over 100 ANSI and TIA standards and quadrupling the active member participation within key emerging technologies. Ms. Kramarikova holds a master's degree from the University of Matej Bel, Slovakia. In 2014, she acquired the Associate Standards Professional Certification (AStd) as a member of SES.

There will be opportunity for questions during the moderated event. Click here to register.

Please direct any inquiries to Mike Morrell ([email protected] ; 309-716-6504)


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