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SES Committees

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Awards Committee

Activities: Responsible for overseeing the SES Awards Program. The SES awards program offers a unique opportunity to honor your colleagues with a nomination for one of its distinguished awards normally presented during the SES Annual Conference. In addition to administering SES awards, the Awards Committee also discusses and considers SES candidates for other standardization award opportunities outside of SES.

Chair: Amanda Benedict. AAMI

Certification Committee

Activities: Responsible for management of the SES Certification program, including administration and improvements to standards professional certification requirements.

Chair: Lee S. Webster, University of Texas Medical Branch

Conference Program Committee (CPC)

Activities: The Annual SES Conference is the cornerstone of the society as it provides the venue for SES to meet one of its primary missions – to educate individuals and organizations about standardization and conformity assessment. The CPC plays a pivotal role in developing the annual conference theme, session topics, speakers, and moderators. Each conference session is assigned a team responsible for creating a specific topic relevant to the overall conference theme and locating presenters to discuss various aspects of the topic. Through participation on the conference program committee, members have the opportunity to shape an outstanding educational experience.

Chair: Mark Ramlochan, ULC

Education Committee

Activities: The SES Education Committee supports SES’s mission and vision to be the premier source for educational opportunities for standards professionals by providing high-quality educational and training opportunities that support SES members’ professional growth and development. The Education Committee is responsible for the delivery of the SES Webinar Series, SES Annual Conference Continuing Education Courses, the online Standards Aware series and other education programs. The Committee is currently exploring new options toward ensuring SES members are provided with high-quality course content that is offered in a variety of formats to meet members’ needs.

Chair: Lisa Spellman, MITA/DICOM 

Marketing Committee:

Activities: Responsible for working with all other SES committees to market SES programs and products, through email, web, and print material. Duties include liaison roles to other SES committees, identifying and executing marketing efforts to enhance the visibility of the Society and its programs and service. The Marketing committee also works closely with the Conference Planning committee and the Publications committee on the advance and final program for the Annual Conferences. SES members with marketing, social media, communications, and/or graphic design experience would be of great value to the Marketing committee.

Chair: Karin Athanas, A2LA

Membership Committee:

Activities: Responsible for growing and maintaining the SES membership and for establishing new Sections. Duties include sending membership invitations to anyone interested in the principles, techniques, and effects of standards and standardization; encouraging student memberships through the student scholarships; identifying and inviting organizations to become organizational members and promoting them on the website; recognizing members who have been members for 25 years and those that achieved Life Membership; establishing incentive programs for members such as the “Refer a Friend (RAF)” program; and maintaining an active liaison between Section and Society.

Chair: Jean Johnson, NEMA

Publications Committee:

Activities: The Publications committee is responsible for SES publications, producing the Standards Engineering journal, publishing the SES standards, and managing the World Standards Day Paper Competition judging. We are partners in making sure the ereader App is up to date and has the right information. We work with the Education Committee to maintain a solid, helpful bibliography of standardsrelated papers and books. We proofread documents and assist our journal editor in any way we can.

Chair:  Michelle Streffon, Avixa

Standards Committee:


Mission: Responsible for SES Standards program management including and creation of standards and guides for standards development professionals.


Committee Activities:Update existing standards, evaluate needs and initiate new development projects to meet validated ones, draft new standards, improve approval process to stay in conformance with SES standards, and promote standards and guides. Frequency of meetings is about once every two months by web meeting.


Chair: Tricia Sena UL; Vice Chair: Karl Aittaniemi, ICC


Contact to join or for more information:  SES Executive Director, Mike Morrell at


Consider joining us! For more information or to sign up, contact the committee chair or the SES Executive Director, Mike Morrell at

1950 Lafayette Road, Box 1, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

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