Todd Carpenter joined NISO as Executive Director in September 2006. In this role, Todd provides leadership to NISO as well as focuses on improving constituency relationships, standards development, and operational procedures. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing products, services, and distribution. Previously, Todd directed the marketing of approximately 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press. He has also held marketing and business development positions at the Energy Intelligence Group, a news service covering the oil and natural gas industries, and the Haworth Press, an academic and professional publisher. Todd is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a masters degree in marketing from The Johns Hopkins University. He is editor of the recently published book, The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment, an active contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, and writes a regular standards column in Against the Grain. In addition, Todd serves as Secretary of ISO's Technical Subcommittee on Identification & Description (TC 46/SC 9); as a member on the Board of the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library, the Linked Content Coalition, and the Free Ebook Foundation; and on several publication advisory boards.