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NISO Welcomes New Board Members for 2024–25

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2024. Robert Wheeler (Director, Publishing Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board, having served as Vice Chair for the past year. He is replaced as Vice Chair by Jonathan Clark, (Principal, Consultant and Managing Agent, The DOI Foundation), who will assume the role of Chair for 2025–26 next July. Karim Boughida (Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook) rotates to the position of Past Chair, having served as NISO Chair for 2023–24. 

NISO Voting Members have also re-elected Trevor A. Dawes (Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware) and elected three new directors:  Jenny Mathias (Global Marketing and Operations Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment), Jill Morris (Executive Director, PALCI, the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation), and Emily Singley (Vice President, North American Library Relations, Elsevier)

The new directors will serve on the Board for a three-year term from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2027. Salwa Ismail, Alison Mudditt, and Maria Stanton are rotating off the Board this year, with our thanks and appreciation for their service. 

Full information about the current NISO Board can be found at This page will be updated on July 1 to reflect the results of this year’s election.

“I am honored to lead my fellow Board members as NISO’s Board Chair for 2024–25,” said Robert Wheeler. “With such an experienced and esteemed group of community leaders, the dedicated NISO team, and our engaged volunteer community, great things are in store for NISO in 2024–25.” Jonathan Clark added, “I feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity to contribute to the leadership of NISO. I very much look forward to working with the diverse stakeholders in NISO’s engaged, inclusive, and sustainable community. Together we are working towards a world where all benefit from the unfettered exchange of information.”

Todd Carpenter, NISO’s Executive Director, added, “We extend a warm welcome to Robert, Jonathan, and our newest Board members. We’re excited to work with them over the coming year to implement our new strategic plan and continue to pursue our mission of advancing authoritative standards in collaboration with the information community.”

About NISO

Based in Baltimore, MD, NISO’s mission is to build knowledge, foster discussion, and advance authoritative standards development through collaboration among the cultural, scholarly, scientific, and professional communities. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages with 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 life cycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website ( or contact us at