Michelle Maas Deane

Michelle Maas Deane

Director, Standards Facilitation

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Michelle Deane is director, Standards Facilitation and the director of American National Standards Institute’s Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC). The mission of the ANSI-HDSSC is to facilitate the development and enhancement of homeland security standards and promote a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors in order to meet the needs of the nation in this critical area. Ms. Deane also serves as the secretary for several international standards development committees.


Ms. Deane originally joined ANSI in 1993 and served for over seven years in the standards facilitation department. She left the Institute’s full-time staff to pursue consulting opportunities, but continued to provide her expert services in several capacities on a contractual basis, including as senior program manager for the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and as lead project manager for a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) grant in support of an enhanced NSSN Search Engine for Standards. Ms. Deane rejoined ANSI as the director of the HDSSC in 2012.


She received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany.


ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments.  ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards.  It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), via the U.S. National Committee.