Board of Directors Nominations 2024
We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2024 Board of Directors, selected by the ASTM International Nominating Committee. Terms will begin Jan. 1, 2024, for board chair (one-year term); board vice chair (two-year term); and six directors (three-year terms). The election is official when the ballot closes on Dec. 2, the deadline for receipt of all ballots.
Members will receive an email with a link to the online ballot. If you do not have access to the internet, you may request a hard copy of the ballot from Maureen Houck at +1.610.832.9594.
Bill Griese is deputy executive director of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The TCNA is an international trade association involved with standards development, product testing, and research, as well as representing North American ceramic tile and allied product manufacturers in regulatory, legislative, trade, and environmental matters.
A member of ASTM International since 2007, Griese served three consecutive terms as chair of the committee on ceramic whitewares and related products (C21) and was recognized with the J.A. Thomas President’s Leadership Award (2013) for his contributions on behalf of the committee. He also has been chair of the committee on Technical Committee Operations. Currently, Griese serves as chair of the ceramic tile subcommittee (C21.06) and is also a member of the committees on sustainability (E60) and manufactured masonry units (C15). Additionally, he conducts seminars and writes for industry publications, and is also active with standards groups including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Griese holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic and materials engineering from Clemson University.
Vice Chair 2024-2025
Casandra W. Robinson is an engineer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL). Previously, she worked for the National Institute of Justice, the US Department of Energy Savannah River National Laboratory, and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
A member of ASTM International since 2006, Robinson is chair of the committee on homeland security applications (E54) and vice chair of three E54 subcommittees. She is also a member of the committees on textiles (D13), leather (D31), pedestrian/walkway safety and footwear (F13), and personal protective clothing and equipment (F23). Her contributions to ASTM were recognized with an Award of Merit. Additionally, Robinson is the federal co-chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative and a member of the ANSI Executive Standards Council.
Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Alabama.
Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell is technical and advocacy director of the Glass Association of North America. As the director, she works with member companies to represent all aspects of the glazing and glass building products industry.
A member of ASTM International since 2007, Jokhu-Sowell has been an active member of the committee on glass and glass products (C14), serving as secretary and sub chair of C14.01. She is also a member of several other committees, including building seals and sealants (C24), performance of buildings (E06), building and environmental acoustics (E33), occupational health and safety (E34), solar, geothermal and other alternative energy sources (E44), environmental assessment, risk management and corrective action (E50), sustainability (E60), security systems and equipment (F12), and consumer
Jokhu-Sowell holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University.