Terry L. Medley
DuPont Environmental and Sustainable Growth Center
Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs
Terry L. Medley is Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs at DuPont. DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.
Prior to joining DuPont, Mr. Medley was Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - a 6,000-person science and regulatory agency charged with protecting the health of the U.S. plant and animal resources. At USDA he played a central role in the development of the U.S. Federal regulatory policy for biotechnology.
He has over 30 years experience in science, environmental and regulatory matters with a particular focus in biotechnology, nanotechnology and environmental protection laws. He is a member of the U.S. National Academies, National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics External Advisory Board and he served two three-year terms as a member of the U.S. National Academies, National Research Council’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
His current responsibilities include leading the DuPont Nanotechnologies Safety Health and Environment Advisory Team. He served as the DuPont project lead for development of the Environmental Defense fund-DuPont Nano Risk Framework document for the responsible development of nanomaterials.
He is the Chair of the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) Nanotechnology Committee; and the BIAC delegation lead to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN). He served as a member of the 2010 Working Group for the Presidents Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) reviewing the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). He graduated cum laude from Amherst College and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Virginia.