Chair of the IAAC, Treasurer of the IAF, International Technical Specialist for ANAB and is involved with international activities related to the accreditation of management systems certification bodies.
Mr. Randy Dougherty joined the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), an accreditation body in the United States, in March 2001. He holds a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State College. He is currently the International Technical Specialist for ANAB and is involved with international activities related to the accreditation of management systems certification bodies. ANAB is a member of IAF, ILAC, IAAC and APLAC, and a signatory of the IAF MLA, the ILAC MRA, the IAAC MLA and the APLAC MRA.
Mr. Randy Dougherty is currently Chair of the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) and the Treasurer of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). IAF, along with its sister organization, International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), operate mutual recognition arrangements (the IAF MLA and ILAC MRA) so that goods, services and persons can be tested, inspected or certified once and accepted everywhere. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Dougherty was the elected Chair of IAF having served two terms. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Dougherty served two terms as Chair of the IAF Technical Committee. Mr. Dougherty has been a member of the IAF Executive Committee since 2004.
Since January 2003 until June 2015, Dougherty was the Co-convener of ISO/CASCO Working Group 21, the group responsible for writing ISO/IEC 17021, the international standard for management systems certification bodies. Dougherty was a co-convener of CASCO/TC207 Joint Working Group 34 for the development ISO/IEC 17021-2 for EMS. Dougherty was also a co-convener of CASCO/TC223 Joint Working Group 40 for the development of ISO/IEC TS 17021-6 for BCMS. As convener of CASCO working groups, Dougherty was a member of the ISO/CASCO (International Organization for Standardization’s Conformity Assessment Committee) Chairman’s Policy and Coordination Group from 2003 to 2016.
Dougherty has more than 40 years of experience in third-party conformity assessment. Prior to joining ANAB, he was the President and CEO of NSF-ISR, Ltd, a Quality Management System (QMS) and an Environmental Management System (EMS) certification body, from 1996 to 2000, and was employed by NSF International, a standards development organization and product certification body, from 1975 to 1996.