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*NISO Elects New Vice Chair and Directors to Serve Community*

*Baltimore, MD -- June 26, 2015* -- The membership of the National
Information Standards Organization (NISO) has elected new leadership for
the 2015-2016 term that begins on July 1, 2015. *Mike Teets*, Executive
Director, Strategy, Governance & Architecture at OCLC, who was elected last
year and has served as Vice Chair during the current term, will become
Chair of NISO for the 2015-16 term.

*B. Tommie Usdin*, President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., has been
elected to serve as Vice Chair of the NISO Board of Directors. She will
transition into the chairmanship in the 2016-17 term next July. Usdin
has long been a leader in the technology around content markup and
publishing production process and has organized a number of community
efforts and conferences on the subject. She has served as an active member
of NISO’s Board of Directors since 2013 and has been a member of the NISO
Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) working group. She currently also serves
as Co-Chair of the JATS standing committee. *Gerry Grenier*, Director of
Publishing Technologies at IEEE, who is completing his term as Chair, will
cycle into the role as Past Chair on the NISO Board of Directors
Executive Committee when his term as Chair ends on June 30, 2015.

“I am honored to step into this leadership role at NISO,” said Teets, the
incoming Chair. "Over the past several years, NISO has placed itself in the
forefront of many technological advances in our community, including
alternative metrics for assessment, metadata and indexed content discovery.
NISO has achieved this because of its unique role in our community,
providing an open forum for libraries, publishers and system developers to
address technological and business efficiency issues. Consensus solutions
are forged, vetted, and eventually implemented."

"I am very excited about the opportunity to expand my service to the
community as part of NISO's leadership," said Usdin. "As NISO’s community
continues to expand, I hope to continue to raise the NISO’s profile and
extend its reach, particularly in the areas of production efficiency and
systems interoperability, which have been key areas of focus of NISO for
years."

The following industry leaders were also elected to seats on the NISO Board
of Directors.

•* Sayeed Choudhury*, Associate Dean for Research Data Management
and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, the
Johns Hopkins University Libraries

• *Chris Shillum*, Vice President, Product Management Platform and
Content, Reed Elsevier

• *Chuck Thomas*, Executive Director, USMAI Library Consortium

These new members will join the following Directors who will continue their
terms through 2015-16 in determining priorities, managing operations and
setting strategic direction for the organization.

• *Marian Hollingsworth*, Director of Publisher Relations, Thomson Reuters

• *Evan Owens*, Vice President, Publishing Technologies, Cenveo
Publisher Services

• *Oliver Pesch*, Chief Product Strategist, EBSCO Information Services

• *Barbara Preece*, Director, Loyola/Notre Dame Library

• *Keith Webster*, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University

• *Jabin White*, Vice President, Content Management, ITHAKA

• *Todd Carpenter*, Executive Director, NISO (Ex Officio Member)

"NISO is extremely fortunate that such an accomplished and experienced
group of industry leaders is willing and able to serve on our Board and
provide guidance to the organization," said Todd Carpenter, Executive
Director of NISO. "The Board is representative of our membership roughly
equally split among publishers, librarians and vendors. The new group of
Directors continues a long tradition of senior leadership seeing the value
in NISO’s mission and supporting that mission with their time
and expertise. We look forward to another productive year under this new
Board’s leadership.”

*About NISO*

NISO fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate
the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of
information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To
fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information
aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and
scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of
knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across
the entire lifecycle of an information standard. NISO is a not-for-profit
association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
More information about NISO is available on its website: www.niso.org. For
more information please contact NISO on (301) 654-2512 or via email on
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