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ANSI Retains Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead Search for Next President and CEO


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has retained Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading executive search firm, to assist in the search for a successor to Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO, who announced his retirement effective December 31, 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the sustained success ANSI has experienced under Bhatia’s tenure, while bringing the next phase of leadership to the Institute.

Individuals who would like to be considered for the position should refer to the Position Specification document, which provides information on the role of the next president and CEO and the candidate profile for the position. To express interest in the position, contact Russell Reynolds directly, as indicated in the document.

About the Role

The president and chief executive officer partners with the ANSI Board of Directors to develop the vision for the future of the organization and drives the strategy to deliver increasing value for the U.S. standardization community. The CEO serves as the primary representative for ANSI, a spokesperson for the value of voluntary consensus standards to the public and commercial sectors. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the management and stewardship of ANSI’s resources – human, financial, and intellectual. As CEO, the successful candidate will drive the growth and sustainability of ANSI’s financial, programmatic, and operational success. The position leads teams across the Washington, DC headquarters; New York, NY office; and other locations.


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