• Standards and Practices Vice President


    Working with ISA staff, the Standards and Practices VP leads the administrative body which oversees the individual standards committees.

    Department Purpose

    • Ensure standards committees are operating effectively
    • Exercise general direction and evaluate the performance the standards committees
    • Empowers the individual standards committees
    • Recommend policy and bylaws changes
    • Select the Standards & Practices Department awardees
    • Ensures that ISA maintains a membership on the Technical Management Committee of the United States


    • Appoint and ensure active engagement of board members
    • Appoint and terminate the department directors, subject to Technical Assembly approval
    • Ensure directors and committee chairs discharge their duties as delineated in the accredited ISA Standards & Practices Department Procedures
    • Appoint representatives to ANSI Committees
    • Actively identify, recruit and mentor potential leaders
    • Submit at least two VP candidates
    • Provide input to the Society budget, including travel expenses for VP and VP-elect
    • Submit annual reports to the Executive Board
    • Organize and facilitate meetings, including scheduling and agenda preparation

    Other Society Committees

    • Technical Assembly
    • Standards Executive Committee
    • Member of ASCII board
    • National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
    • All department committees

    Preferred Experience/Knowledge

    • Previous involvement in standards development and administration, ideally at a senior level
    • Previous service as chair on a standards committee
    • Previous experience on S&P Board
    • Recognized expert in one or more areas of automation
    • Reputation and ability to attract experts to be part of standards committees
    • Understanding of ANSI and IEC, as well as other relevant standards organizations

    Time Requirements

    • Four-year commitment - two years with responsibilities as elect followed by two years as VP
    • Teleconferences / Web Meetings and reporting - approximately 1-2 hours per week
    • Face to Face Meetings
      • Annual Leadership Conference - 4 days
      • Strategic Leader Meeting - 3 days

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