Richard G. Runyon

Title: Retired Senior Analyst
Company: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Location: Sammamish, Washington, United States

Richard G. Runyon, Retired Senior Analyst with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public administration and science.

With more than 35 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Runyon served the end of his career, from 2010 until his retirement in 2014, as a senior analyst with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), previously working for the FDA as an investigator and supervisor for a decade, from 2000 to 2010. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Runyon was a senior scientist with the NUS Company, also known as Scientech, and from 1985 to 1989, he was a hazardous materials program manager for the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services.

From 1979 to 1989, Mr. Runyon was an assistant professor in environmental science, genetics and drugs with Chapman University. Beginning his professional pursuits in 1978, he was an assistant dormitory manager with the College of the Redwoods, a health inspector with Santa Barbara County, and a Facilities Coordinator with the Lockheed Space Operations Command. In addition to his primary roles, Mr. Runyon also shared his expertise as an independent consultant with the County of Santa Barbara in environmental health.

Among his numerous accomplishments, Mr. Runyon considers his most notable achievement to be the publication of his research, training, development, and management of the first large-scale exercise for the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration. As an experienced professional in water, water systems, and environmental health, he has been recognized for his efforts with a number of awards and accolades. To keep abreast of changes and developments in his field, Mr. Runyon has maintained affiliation with the Union of Concerned Scientists and was a former member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Throughout his career, Mr. Runyon is proud of the time he spent in foreign countries, teaching them to safely make bottled water and avoid spreading disease, as well as his work on a space shuttle program. He credits professor John Butler and Ben Gale as major mentors in his career pursuits and would like to be remembered by his peers as a helpful and knowledgeable colleague. Mr. Runyon would advise aspiring professionals in his field to keep their eyes open for opportunities.

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