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                                          Susan Blaeser has served as Standards Manager of the Acoustical Society of America since 2001. In this capacity, she is the Secretary to four American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI-Accredited Standards Committees (ASC)— ASC S1 Acoustics; ASC S2 Mechanical Vibration and Shock, ASC S3 Bioacoustics, including its sub-committee (SC)—SC 1, Animal Bioacoustics; and S12 Noise. She is also Secretary to three International Standards committees in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)—ISO/TC 108 Mechanical vibration and shock; ISO/TC 108/SC 5 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines and the newly- formed ISO/TC 43/SC 3, Underwater acoustics. Finally, she administers eight ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (U.S. TAGs) to ISO committees and one U.S. TAG for
the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The ASA national standards program involves the participation of approximately 500 volunteers, while the international com- mittees include nearly 200 volunteers. As Standards Manager, Susan is actively involved in the work of the committees, sup- ports some 100 working groups, edits the standards produced by these committees, manages the office staff, and oversees the publication and sales program for American National Standards developed by these committees. Prior to working for ASA, she spent many years in non-profit management positions including serving as Managing Director for a regional charity and as Village Clerk-Treasurer for a New York State municipality. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Stony Brook University.
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