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Gordon is the Director of the Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – the focal point for federal government standards coordination and a key information source for US industry on standards related market access issues. Gordon leads NIST’s work in standards coordination, advising federal agencies and other stakeholders on standards and conformity assessment policy. Gordon has extensive experience coordinating standards policy and development across a wide range of critical issues in the U.S. including homeland security, safety, health and protection of the environment. An expert on conformity assessment systems and their nexus with regulatory and trade issues, Gordon has worked collaboratively within the standards community to enhance health, safety, the environment and security throughout his career. Prior experience includes leading government affairs for the largest U.S. product safety certification and standard development organization, Underwriters Laboratories (UL).