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Ms. Mary H. Saunders

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Associate Director

Phone: (301) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive Stop 1020
Gaithersburg , Maryland 20899
United States

Company Description: As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • graduate degree
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
  • undergraduate degree , economics and political science
    Vanderbilt University
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    Vanderbilt University
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • master's degree , public affairs
    Princeton University
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ANSI Board Directors Officers, 30 May 2015 [cached]
Mary Saunders
Mary Saunders Vice Chair Associate Director, Management Resources National Institute of Standards and Technology
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The meeting will feature guest speaker Mary Saunders of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC). Ms. Saunders, a member of ANSI's Board of Directors and chair of the ANSI International Policy Committee (IPC), has served as deputy assistant secretary for More....
The U.S. – Saudi Business Opportunities Forum » Mary H. Saunders, 7 Dec 2011 [cached]
Mary H. Saunders
Mary H. Saunders Director, Standards Coordination Office U.S. Department of Commerce
Mary Saunders currently serves as Director, Standards Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST). In this capacity, she represents NIST and its significant interests in the standards and conformity assessment community and advises NIST leadership on policy and strategy as they relate to NIST's role in standardization. Her responsibilities include serving as a central point of focus for standards and conformity assessment policy for NIST, coordinating with the private sector and other federal agencies on standardization activities, leading interagency standards coordination, and leading NIST's standards interactions with foreign governments.
Prior to her return to NIST, Ms. Saunders served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the International Trade Administration's (ITA) Manufacturing and Services division of more than 200 industry specialists, economists and international trade experts. She helped strengthen the competitive position of U.S. industries in the U.S. and world markets by coordinating Commerce Department strategies, policies and programs with U.S. industries in mind. At NIST, she served in a variety of positions during a 15 year career, including Chief, Standards Services Division. In that capacity, she administered a range of standards-related programs to provide solutions to regulatory and industry needs and increase trade opportunities. Over the course of her Commerce career, Ms. Saunders has managed programs to advance U.S. business and technology interests in the European Union, Russia and the Newly Independent States, China and Japan. She has worked with a broad range of sectors on competitiveness and market access issues, including information and communications technologies, telecommunications, medical devices, oil and gas equipment, construction equipment, energy technologies and consumer goods.
Ms. Saunders has been in federal service since 1979, serving in a variety of positions with the Department of the Army, including the Office of Institutional Research, U.S. Military Academy, before joining ITA in 1986. In ITA, she served as a special assistant in the Office of Capital Goods and as Team Leader, Internal Market Staff, in the Office of European Community Affairs, where she was a member of the U.S. team that negotiated the U.S.-European Union Mutual Recognition Agreement.
She has received the Department's Silver and Bronze Medals for outstanding achievements on several occasions during her Commerce career. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
ANSI Board Names Volunteer Leaders for 2010, 7 Dec 2009 [cached]
Mary H. Saunders, Acting Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Supporting the chairman will be four ..., 11 Dec 2014 [cached]
Supporting the chairman will be four vice chairs: GP Russ Chaney, CEO of IAPMO; Mary McKiel, president and CEO of The McKiel Group; David Miller, director of standards at the American Petroleum Institute (API); and Mary Saunders, associate director for management resources (ADMR) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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