IAPMO announced that CEO GP Russ Chaney was elected to serve as chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors. His one-year term began Jan. 1.

ANSI is a private, nonprofit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Chaney joined ANSI’s board in 2009 as a director-at-large and served two three-year terms from 2009 to 2014 before becoming an officer/vice chair in 2015. Chaney is eligible to serve three one-year terms as chairman of ANSI’s Board of Directors.

Chaney has served on numerous ANSI committees and board task groups, including three years as chairman of the Finance Committee. He also has served on the Presidential Advisory Committee, ANSI’s three Regional Standing Committees, the National and International Policy Committees and the Nominating Committee.

“It’s a privilege to have been selected by my peers and the ANSI Board of Directors, and I am committed to ANSI’s vision,” Chaney said. “I will do everything I can to further the best interests of the American National Standards Institute. ANSI is a truly impressive organization, and over the years I’ve gained a great deal of respect and admiration for the professional staff that ANSI President and CEO Joe Bhatia leads. I look forward to continuing my service as a volunteer in support of the American National Standards Institute and its voluntary consensus system.”