About the Webinar:
This webinar will be co-hosted by ANSI and SES. The webinar will feature three panelists who will discuss their first introduction to standards in their professional careers, opportunities and challenges, and how they have enhanced their skills and knowledge in standards to meet perceived employer expectations. The webinar will be moderated by SES member Ron Jones, VP Business Development at Jouve, and will feature the following panelists:
- Keith Jansa, Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
- Travis Murdock, ASTM International
- Marianna Kramarikova, Telecommunications (TIA)
About the Panelists:
Keith Jansa is Manager, Strategic Policy and Sector Engagement, in the Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement branch of SCC in Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Jansa is an expert in solution design and delivery. With more than 10 years of experience leading diverse teams and delivering client-focused solutions, Mr. Jansa provides leadership and management excellence, harnessing team talent to generate successful business strategies. He is responsible for developing collaborative working relationships with government and industry, understanding their priorities, and developing strategies, programs and services that address their objectives and needs. Mr. Jansa has managed dozens of multifaceted projects through complete project lifecycles and has contributed in over 30 national and international standardization committees. Among his previous positions Mr. Jansa has managed a trade association standards program advancing strategic priorities in the interests of electric utilities and their customers, worked as a standards specialist for a leading standards development organization, and served as a board director for a non-profit organization providing strategic direction, overseeing financial reporting and enhancing the quality of life of those with mental health challenge. Mr. Jansa holds a Bachelor in Health Sciences honours degree from the University of Ottawa and earned his Six Sigma Green Belt in 2013.
Travis Murdock is Manager of Technical Committees at ASTM International in West Conshohocken, PA. His primary function at ASTM is the management of numerous technical committees responsible for developing a wide range of standards related to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, occupational safety, and sustainability, just to name a few. Prior to joining ASTM in May 2016, Travis began his standards career in 2010 with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), where he was responsible for the development and continued maintenance of coaxial and fiber optical cable and connector interface standards and best practices. He is a member of the ANSI Committee on Education as well as the ANSI CoE/USNC Joint Task Force for Emerging Professionals. Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Penn State as well as a MPA in Nonprofit Administration from West Chester University.
Mgr. Marianna Kramáriková, AStd is Manager of Technology and Standards at TIA. During her tenure with TIA, she has worked with technology groups focused on developing standards for public safety radio equipment, cellular towers, satellites, accessibility and product performance, structured cabling and data centers, multimedia multicast and sustainable/environmental communications technologies. To pursue opportunities within emerging technologies and to launch new standardization efforts, Marianna has been instrumental in initiating 30 new working groups. Besides managing the day-to-day operation of 55 technology groups within TIA, she oversaw the development of over 100 ANSI and TIA standards and quadrupling the active member participation within key emerging technologies. Ms. Kramáriková holds a MS PSCI Master’s degree from the University of Matej Bel, Slovakia, a Certificate of Public Administration of Hochschule Harz, Germany and a Certificate of Public Relations of Georgetown University, US. In 2014, she acquired the Associate Standards Professional Certification (AStd) as a member of SES, and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.