As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.

To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.


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Board of Directors Officers

GP Russ Chaney GP Russ Chaney
Chair of the Board

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Mary McKiel Mary McKiel
Vice Chair
President and CEO
The McKiel Group

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Mary Saunders David Miller
Vice Chair
Director of the Standards Program
American Petroleum Institute (API)

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Philip Piqueira Philip Piqueira
Vice Chair
Vice President, Global Standards
Underwriters Laboratories

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Paris Stavrianidis Paris Stavrianidis
Vice Chair
General Manager,
FM Approvals

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Kevan P. Lawlor Kevan P. Lawlor
Immediate Past Chair
President and CEO
NSF International

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S. Joe Bhatia S. Joe Bhatia
President and CEO
American National Standards Institute
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The Board of Directors is comprised of up to 48 members from diverse areas of ANSI. The Board’s membership is comprised of up to thirty-three (33) Directors-at-Large and several ex-officio members, including:

The Chair of the Board
The immediate past Chair
Up to four (4) Vice Chairmen
The President and CEO
The Chair of the Finance Committee
The Chairs of the Member Forums
The Chairs of the Institute’s Policy Committees
In their role as Board members, members of the Board are expected to act in the best interests of ANSI. The Board will be structured to ensure a balance of interests and overall diversity of representatives from the ANSI Federation.

ANSI members are invited, annually, to nominate a candidate from their organization to serve on the ANSI Board of Directors. Candidates should be able to attend meetings, participate actively, and make an effective contribution to the work of the Board. Candidates will be referred to the Board Nominating Committee; upon nomination by the Board Nominating Committee, Board candidates are balloted for election by vote of the ANSI membership.

Terms are staggered so that no more that eleven (11) positions expire at the end of any given calendar year; each Board member may serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive three-year terms.

Complete list of ANSI Board of Directors members



Information on the organizational structure of the Board of Directors can be found in the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws.

All Institute Policy Committees and Institute Program Oversight Committees report to the Board of Directors.



The ANSI Board of Directors typically meets twice a year in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please enter “Board of Directors” in the Key Word search field of the ANSI Online Calendar of Events.


Document Library

The ANSI Board of Directors Document Library contains information available only to registered Board members. It requires a username and password to use.

More information about document access



The current Conflict of Interest Policy for the Board of Directors of ANSI was adopted by a resolution of the Board on May 7, 2009.

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Patricia A. Griffin
ANSI Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: 212.642.4954
Fax: 212.398.0023

Tricia Power
Manager, Corporate Governance and Legal Affairs
Tel: 212.642.4881
Fax: 212.398.0023