Whether your skills are technical and you enjoy teaching and mentoring others, or if you’re more of a strategic and business thinker and enjoy serving on committees and boards, DHI has many opportunities throughout the year to volunteer. Commitments range from a few conference calls, to local event support, to one or more meetings requiring travel to headquarters in Chantilly, VA.

Review our list of committees below along with current committee members. See if there is an area of interest in participating in the future. If so, fill out this form and submit for review.

Committee Descriptions

Audit Committee

Born out of the DHI Strategic Plan and Governance Policies, the job of the Audit Committee is to: 1) receive the audit report for submission to the Board; 2) be available to receive reports of fraud or financial misconduct from anyone in the organization; 3) independently oversee the financial activities as set out in the governance policies of the Association; and 4) select a public accounting firm to annually audit the financial books and records of the Association and to receive a copy of the audited statement.

Awards Committee

The DHI Awards Committee plays an important role by determining who should be honored within our industry. Many individuals give of themselves tirelessly to our organization and industry, and it is important that they be duly recognized and honored, and more importantly, thanked for their efforts. This committee processes nominations for the various awards and makes those selections.

Board of Governors

The strategic leaders of DHI who carry the visionary and fiduciary responsibility of the organization. These leaders have often served DHI as volunteers in many other capacities during their career and have an investment and talents that can support the future of DHI. There is a member electoral process to serve on the Board of Governors, along with specified terms based upon the position. By serving on the Board, it becomes possible to be nominated for an officer position, including Vice President, President-Elect and President.

Board of Governors Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee was formulated as a direct result of DHI's Strategic Plan and DHI's purpose to be member driven. The electoral process of DHI enables the members to have direct input regarding the selection of leaders of the Institute. This committee must have vision for the organization and is responsible for selecting the future slate of leaders for DHI who can address the opportunities and threats facing the industry today and into tomorrow.

Certification Council (CC)

The Certification Council (CC) is responsible for monitoring, updating, and modifying all aspects of the certification program, including the Institute's Continuing Education Program (CEP). This work is accomplished in coordination with the Education Council (EC). The CC makes recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding procedures and requirements for candidates for each of DHI's consultant classifications and related issues that advance the goals and initiatives of the Institute.

Chapter Advisory Team and Leadership Committee

The purpose of the Chapter Leadership Committee is to strategically advise about the needs and future development required to support a valuable local membership experience. The Chapter Task Force collaborates with the committee to advise and support their collective direction.

Code Technical Advisory Committee

This Committee is made up of five to seven members who are experts in codes and writing specifications. The committee is responsible for: developing positions for DHI on code issues, put in place a consensus process to advance our work in the code arena, develop our structure and strategy for this new code initiative and develop recommendations for the Board of Governors.

Conference Host Committee

Appointed by the DHI president, this group of volunteers is comprised of industry leaders who are local to the host city of the annual convention. Providing DHI staff with knowledge of the industry and stakeholder presence in the area and offering city specific advice for schedule, travel suggestions and theme for the show, as well as pertinent information about the city itself. Instrumental in the smooth execution of the conference onsite by volunteering their time and energy during the show.

Door Security & Safety Foundation Board of Trustees

The Foundation was created by DHI to promote secure and safe openings that enhance life safety through awareness and education to the building design, code authority, and facility management communities. The Board of Trustees provide the strategic direction for the foundation and participate in the foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Distinguished Consultant Selection and Evaluation Committee

Performs the review process and ultimate selection of future Distinguished Architectural Hardware Consultants (DAHC) and Distinguished Certified Door Consultants (DCDC) recipients.

Education Council

Ensures quality and consistency in DHI's education through educational needs assessments, instructor preparation programs and ongoing evaluation. Oversee the selection of the proper delivery mechanism for each topic area as determined by the needs assessment. Evaluate program outlines or lesson goals to ensure a consistent message. Work closely with the Certification Council on matters related to Certification and the Continuing Education Programs.

Events Advisory Council

Addresses specific concerns pertaining to the annual tradeshow, such as the selection of future locations and major activities and programs held during the show. Through discussion with DHI's Director of Events, this committee helps to ensure that each year's convention meets the needs of both the exhibiting companies and the convention attendees.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a standing committee consisting of the elected officers and one additional board member appointed by the President. DHI's CEO serves on this committee in an ex-officio capacity. The Finance Committee is responsible for the review of annual budgets to ensure their conformity to the DHI Strategic Plan and also serves as the compensation committee.

Media & Editorial Board

Work closely with the Editor of Door Security + Safety magazine to determine the content and direction of the magazine and determine the winners of the Ryan Award for technical articles. In addition, will identify industry-specific media needs and trends for publications and communications.

Strategic Advisory Council

The Strategic Advisory Council reviews DHI's Strategic Plan to ensure that it continues to address the needs and concerns of our industry. Members serve for staggered three-year terms. This committee keeps DHI poised to meet the challenges of the future and to keep our industry successful.