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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 interests 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.

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 ASNT Operations Committee is responsible for oversight of Council operations. The Committee ensures that Councils implement ASNT’s strategic objectives through programs approved by the Board of Directors, coordinates work between Councils, and communicates guidance, progress, issues, and concerns between the Board of Directors and the Councils.

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The Advocacy Committee shall advocate for the Society’s purposes as stated in the ASNT Articles of Incorporation, the ASNT Bylaws, and policies. Advocacy is the process of supporting and promoting the interests of the nondestructive testing profession and industry.

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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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The Ethics Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors responsible for enforcement of the ASNT Code of Ethics on Society members and individuals engaged in Society activities.

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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 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 Committee’s responsibilities are to lead and coordinate our strategic planning process and to update the plan periodically, oversee implementation of the plan, ensure resources are properly planned and allocated for its success, evaluate the Society’s progress against the plan through key performance indicators, report progress to the Board, and recommend corrective actions when necessary. The committee would also be responsible for coordinating and communicating the strategic plan to ASNT’s committees, councils, and sections

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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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The Awards and Honors Council is responsible for overseeing the ASNT awards program activities. This includes but is not limited to approving additions or revisions to the existing awards program and bestow recognition to deserving members on behalf of the Board of Directors.

The Council for Women in NDT exists to help women enter and succeed in the field of nondestructive testing. It does so by advocating for women; connecting women to the field, the Society, the Society’s leadership, and to other women in the field; developing relevant informational and learning content for ASNT’s events and publications; and facilitating the affiliation and engagement of women members in ASNT at all levels.

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.

The ASNT Research Council exists to promote NDE/NDT research and development through programs and activities that have measurable influence in the US and international community.

The Council’s vision is to serve as the organization that identifies emerging and advanced NDE research and development, provides a professional forum for communication, promotes NDE education and technology transfer among young professionals, researchers, engineers, inspectors and equipment manufacturers, and fosters professional growth.

The Research Council has five standing committees. These committees perform the work necessary for the council to achieve its goals.  The committees are:

  1. The RC Emerging Technologies & Technology Transfer Committee communicates with other ASNT councils, sister organizations and societies, academic and research institutions toward developing an agreeable plan in terms of the technology transfer for advancing NDE technologies.
  2. The RC Program Committee works closely with the ASNT International Service center to assist in putting together the ASNT Research Symposium program.  The committee also coordinates with other organizations, including the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University, other sister organizations and societies, and other academic and research institutions to bring the most relevant content to the Symposium.
  3. The RC Publication Committee works closely with the Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Journal editorial committee on the content of the journal.
  4. The RC Mentoring Committee works with graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of NDE and NDT.
  5. The RC Membership and Outreach Committee is charges with growing, and encouraging participation in, the council.

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 Standards Council provides the means, methods, and actions necessary for the development and maintenance of ASNT Standards, and other documents for the Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel.

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.