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Leadership & Governance

Board of Directors and Committees

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing is governed by a board of directors and national officers. The Society is organized into councils which represent interest relating to certification, engineering, technical and education, and section operations.

The Board of Directors and Councils may form divisions and committees as needs and issues are identified. ASNT members are eligible to apply to serve as volunteers for these various division and committees. Each division and committee have scope and purpose and are guided by the ASNT Bylaws and/or Council’s Rules of Conduct.

Board of Directors

ASNT Board of Directors follow the mission and set strategic direction for the Society. The Board of Directors authorize policies in support of the Society’s Bylaws and provides oversight on financial matters. The Board of Directors monitor the performance of the Society’s programs and ensure goals are met. The Board of Directors are elected positions. The Board of Directors election cycle begins in December every year.

Board Minutes

ASNT Board of Director Meeting Minutes

The Board of Directors regular meetings are recorded in formal minutes and circulated upon approval of those minutes by the Board. The approved minutes date back to 2013.

Board ABM

ASNT Annual Business Meeting Minutes

The Annual Business Meetings are recorded in formal minutes and circulated upon approval of those minutes by the Board. The approved minutes date back to 2013.

Board Members

Current ASNT Board of Directors

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Board Standing Committees

The Committee reviews ASNT budge proposals and additionally provides recommendations to the Board on council proposals.

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The primary activities of the Audit Committee include serving as a liaison with the external auditors, management and the Board of Directors and providing oversight on the financial reporting process and results.

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The Business and Finance Committee, as directed by the Board, recommends policies for the investment of the Society's funds; reviews and recommends for Board of Directors’ approval the annual operating budget, the capital budget, and the three-year financial plan; and reviews and provides recommendations concerning new initiatives or business plans when requested by the Board.

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This committee provides a voice for exhibiting companies, whose activities and discussions are reported directly to ASNT’s Board of Directors.

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The Committee is composed of members representing all Councils and directs the selection of the ASNT Fellowship Grant, Faculty Grant, Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, Robert B. Oliver Scholarship, and the Student Travel Grant Reimbursement.

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Primary activities of the Governance Committee include periodically reviewing the ASNT bylaws and assessing their effectiveness, and formulated proposed amendments for Board consideration. The Committee also provides input to the Board on new policies and proposed policy revisions.

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The Recognition and Honors Committee oversees the granting of all non-financial honors and recognitions.

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The Committee’s role is to ensure the Society has an effective Board of Directors to govern the Society and to plan for current and future needs.

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The Standards Development Committee (SDC) supports the Society’s strategic objectives concerning the establishing of standards for NDT personnel qualification and certification; develops American National Standards (ANS) and develops adoptions of International Standards Organization (ISO) standards in accordance with the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Board Ad Hoc Committees and Task Groups

Ad Hoc Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning whose purpose is to investigate how AI/ML is presently affecting or will affect the nondestructive testing industry. The committee shall coordinate and communicate with ASNT’s committees, councils, and members, and third-party entities as necessary to recommend to the Board actions the Society should undertake to address AI/ML in its certifications, standards, accreditations, conferences, publications, learning programs, and advocacy. The committee shall report to the Board on its progress and recommendations periodically.

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Tasked with establishing an LLC to incorporate all certification and accreditation, and standards programs.

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The Research Council develops, encourages, and promotes communication among researchers in nondestructive evaluation through meetings, programs, and publication.

The purpose of the Section Operations Council (SOC) is to service the needs of ASNT’s members through its local sections. SOC supports membership activities for ASNT that stimulate growth and strengthen the Society.

The Technical and Education Council (T&E) is responsible for enabling the Society to serve the needs of its members, academic institutions, industry, and government.

The Engineering Council is responsible for administering NDT engineering affairs of the Society and for the formulation of broad plans and programs designed to enhance the engineering activities of the Society.

Board Volunteer

Volunteer on a Committee

The councils and committees that make up the structure of ASNT are where work is done, and decisions are made to guide the direction of the Society. Apply now to join a council, division, or committee.

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