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January 17, 2013 - ANSI announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2013. ANSI Member Forums represent voice of their respective membership segments, providing venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues. Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas. Each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for operational aspects of particular ANSI program or service.

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ANSI Announces 2013 Forum and Committee Leadership

Press release date: January 9, 2013

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced leadership of its member forums, policy committees, and program oversight committees for 2013.

Member Forums
The ANSI Member Forums represent the voice of their respective membership segments in the Institute, providing a venue for dialogue on global standards and conformity assessment issues and a unique opportunity to network with representatives of other ANSI member organizations. Forum chairs, who are elected each year for up to three one-year terms, serve as ex-officio members of the ANSI Board of Directors. In 2013, Member Forum leadership will be:

Company Member Forum: John D. Kulick, Ph.D., Siemens Corporation
Consumer Interest Forum: R. David Pittle, Ph.D.
Government Member Forum: Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Organizational Member Forum: Lee Webster, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Policy Committees
Policy-setting committees and councils provide strategic direction for defined program areas. Policy Committee chairs, appointed by the ANSI chairman and approved by the Board, will be as follows:

ANSI International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Council (AIC): Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC): Patricia A. Gleason, Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)
Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC): Earl Nied, Intel Corporation
International Policy Committee (IPC): Laura E. Hitchcock, The Boeing Company
National Policy Committee (NPC): Mary H. Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC): Philip M. Piqueira, GE Industrial Solutions

Program Oversight and Standing Committees
Each ANSI Program Oversight or Standing Committee is responsible for the operational aspects of a particular ANSI program or service and reports to one of the Institute Policy Committees shown above. Program Oversight Committee chairs, who have been appointed by their respective Committee and approved by the ANSI chairman and Executive Committee, will include the following individuals in 2013:

Accreditation Committee for Product Certifiers (ACC): Richard Church, Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA)
ANSI Conference for Food Protection (CFP) Accreditation Committee (ACAC): Sharon Goldsmith, Ph.D., Goldsmith International SPE
ANSI Appeals Board: Clark Silcox, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR): Megan Hayes, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC): Claire Ramspeck, ASHRAE
Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC): Dale Cyr, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

Chairs and voting members of all other Standing Committees are subject to the approval of their respective Policy Committees. These include:

ANSI ISO Forum (AIF): Karen Boehme, National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC): Ellen Fagan, Ed.D., American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ANSI Committee on Education (COE): Deborah Prince, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
International Conformity Assessment Committee (ICAC): Keith A. Mowry, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Accreditation Committee (GVAC): Jacqueline Zorovich, The Climate Registry
Regional Standing Committee – Americas (RSC-A): Gene Eckhart, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Regional Standing Committee – Asia Pacific (RSC-AP): Doug Durant, Deere and Company
Regional Standing Committee – Europe, Middle East & Africa (RSC-EMEA): Ileana Martinez, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USNC Finance Committee: Robert Williams, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
USNC Technical Management Committee: Alec McMillan, Rockwell Automation

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