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People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has announced that Barbara J. Jones, Ph.D., is its new CEO. She will assume the role on May 16 following the retirement of current CEO Glen Fine.

Jones comes to CLSI from Vyant Bio in San Diego, CA, where she served as senior vice president, scientific operations and regulatory affairs. She brings with her 25 years of experience in areas including operations leadership, laboratory management, pharmaceutical standards and quality development, regulatory policy, and business development at both the national and international levels. Prior positions include vice president at the United States Pharmacopeia (UCP), and science advisor for the Biochemical Services Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST director also appointed her as Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology.

Jones holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Arizona State University and was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at NIST.

“Barb is well positioned to build on our mission and lead CLSI successfully into the future,” said Dr. Victor Waddell, CLSI Board of Directors president, and bureau chief, Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, Phoenix. “Barb has an excellent track record of success as a consensus builder, with leadership experience in government, industry, and healthcare.”


The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has appointed Colleen Harper as its new executive director.

Harper has over 15 years of nonprofit professional experience. Most recently, she was the executive director of the Audio Engineering Society, where she led the development of key strategic initiatives to unite the organization’s international community. Prior to that, she was chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), as well as the director of professional development for the National Investor Relations Institute, association manager for Meeting Expectations, assistant manager of membership for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and director of membership and organizational relations for the Geoprofessional Business Association.

Harper holds a master of public administration, nonprofit management degree from Georgia State University, and was an Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Forty Under 40 recipient in 2014. She is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

“We are so proud to welcome Colleen to the IES team,” said Susanne Seitinger, IES board president. “We are confident that her many talents, engaging leadership approach, and wide-ranging experience will position the Society for continued success as a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community for lighting professionals across the globe.”


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