The Association of Surgical Technologists is administered by an 11-person board of directors who serve for two years. The president, vice president and treasurer plus three directors are elected in odd-numbered years; the secretary and four directors are elected in even-numbered years.
AST has three national standing committees. Members are appointed by the AST president and approved by the board of directors. These committees include:
The AST Bylaws and Parliamentary Procedure Committee prepares, reviews and recommends amendments to bylaws that shall included bylaws amendments proposed by the membership.
The AST Education and Professional Standards Committee develops strategies to stabilize and increase the quality of entry-level surgical technology education.
The AST State Assembly Leadership Committee educates and motivates surgical technologists to move toward legislative involvement within each state.