Nominations Due June 28 for ANSI 2019 Leadership and Service Awards

"ANSI's annual awards program is a tribute to the dedicated professionals who make up the diverse U.S. standardization community, and we are pleased to expand that recognition to workforce development and conformity assessment activities with the new awards," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "We look forward to honoring outstanding contributions that help to strengthen the economy and the workforce, protect the environment, and improve the well-being of people around the world."

The American National Standards Institute is asking its stakeholders to submit nominations for the ANSI 2019 Leadership and Service Awards, including two new awards created to honor achievement in the conformity assessment and workforce development areas. ANSI will present the awards at a banquet and ceremony on Nov. 6, 2019, at The Fairmont Washington in Washington, D.C., during World Standards Week 2019. Nominations for all 12 categories of awards are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time June 28.

Nomination forms are available here.

The awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standards development, conformity assessment activities, and workforce developmen, and whose contributions have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industry, the nation, and the enhancement of the global standardization system.

The newly created awards are:

  • The Maureen Breitenberg Conformity Assessment Research Medal is named for the late senior economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and whose publications on conformity assessment, certification, and standardization are widely recognized as primers in the fields. The medal will honor distinguished research that illuminates the importance of conformance in providing confidence in standards compliance, improving the health and safety of Americans, and strengthening U.S. competitiveness.
  • The ANSI Workforce Development and Innovation Award will recognize an accredited credentialing body making a significant impact on workforce development in the United States. The recipient organization may be recognized for providing a credentialing solution to prepare workers for jobs; fostering collaboration with government, industry, and employers to develop a skilled workforce; developing innovative practices to improve the quality of a credentialing program; and/or creating workforce solutions that build value and help address the skills mismatch, according to ANSI.

Representatives of industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, and the U.S. voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment community, with the exception of current officers of ANSI's board of directors, are considered eligible for an award. Recipients will be chosen from the list of nominees by an awards committee comprised of the officers of the ANSI board, and winners will be announced by September 2019.

"ANSI's annual awards program is a tribute to the dedicated professionals who make up the diverse U.S. standardization community, and we are pleased to expand that recognition to workforce development and conformity assessment activities with the new awards," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "We look forward to honoring outstanding contributions that help to strengthen the economy and the workforce, protect the environment, and improve the well-being of people around the world."

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