Skip to Main Content
Source: North American Signs
Photo Courtesy of North American Signs

Program Committees/Subcommittees, Task Forces and Advisory Groups

As a trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, ISA is guided by the feedback and insight offered by industry volunteers. These industry thought leaders represent all aspects of the industry and assist ISA in driving programs and services for the industry.

Program Committees/Subcommittees

Public Affairs Committee

Facilitates information and communication among all public policy and technology related subcommittees and task forces. 

Oversees the development of official industry position statements and reviews board-level motions passed by the subcommittees or task forces.

  • Electrical Codes & Standards Subcommittee: Responsible for all sign related electrical issues, including electrical codes and standards.
  • Planner Outreach Subcommittee: Provides guidance to ISA on efforts to engage, educate and partner with planners.
  • Digital Signage Subcommittee: Recommends ISA policies and positions regarding EMCs and assists with development of grassroots and educational tools on EMCs.
  • ADA Task Force: Assesses potential regulatory changes regarding the A117.1 Accessible Building Standard and makes recommendations to ISA regarding policy changes as needed.

Workforce Development and Education Committee

Provides strategic guidance on development of projects and goals for education and workforce development initiatives.

ISA Converge Committee

Provides input to ISA for the format and content of the ISA Converge conference.

Advisory Boards

Trade Show Advisory Board

Provides long-term strategic guidance to the ISA staff regarding the ISA International Sign Expo from the perspective of ISA Sign Expo exhibitors. 

Franchise Advisory Board

Provides guidance to ISA with regard to current and future franchise member needs and helps design programs and services to meet franchise member needs.


ISA Elite Experiences & Engagement Task Force

Provides feedback and guidance on improving ISA's outreach to young sign and graphics professionals.

National and Local Sign Company Install Task Force

Provides guidance for ISA Staff on events, resources, and trainings that would help foster the relationships with and communications between national sign companies and local sign/install companies.

ISA Wrap Community Task Force

Responsible for guiding ISA in creating resources and programs for this segment of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry.

Women Leading the Industry Working Group

Provides feedback, guidance and recommendations on the Women Leading the Industry initiative by identifying and examining ways ISA can inspire and empower women in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry through resources, education, networking and additional opportunities.