John Taylor, J.D., named to USP Board of Trustees

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Rockville, MD, December 16, 2020 – John Taylor, J.D., has been named an At Large member of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP). Mr. Taylor is the President and Principal of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at Greenleaf Health where he provides strategic consultation to clients on regulatory and compliance matters.

“For nearly 30 years, John has made significant contributions to public health serving in senior leadership positions at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in industry and in consulting services,” said Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of USP. “This trio of experiences positions him with a firm understanding of the relationships between the stakeholders impacted by USP standards and the regulatory framework in which these standards operate.”

The members of USP’s Board of Trustees are elected by USP Convention Members, a diverse group of 493 leading health and science organizations from around the world. Comprised of distinguished leaders from the medical, pharmacy, regulatory, patient advocacy and healthcare provider communities, USP’s Board provides oversight of the organization’s finances and strategic direction and guides the organization through five-year cycles (2020-2025).

As an industry veteran, Mr. Taylor served as Executive Vice President for Health at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and as Divisional Vice President for Federal Government Affairs at Abbott.

At FDA, Mr. Taylor served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, where he led and directed more than 4,000 employees in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs and Office of International Programs. He also served as Counselor to the Commissioner and Acting Deputy Principal Commissioner. His tenure at FDA began as an attorney within the agency’s Office of the Chief Counsel where he was responsible for all phases of criminal and civil litigation related to violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other federal laws.

Mr. Taylor received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary and a B.A. in History from the Pennsylvania State University. He resides in Potomac, Maryland.

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