Before assuming the role of chief of staff in 2003, Mr. Heyman held a number of high-level positions within NIST and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more than a decade, he was chief of public and business affairs at NIST, directing its communications activities through many high-profile projects including the federal building and fire investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy. Previously, he was communications advisor to the deputy secretary of the Department of Commerce; acting director of public affairs for the Technology Administration at the Department of Commerce; and chief of media liaison at NIST, which was the National Bureau of Standards at the time. He began his career as a reporter and editor for several engineering magazines.
"We are very pleased to have Mat join USP's senior management team," said Roger L. Williams, M.D., USP executive vice president and CEO. "His broad range of experience and expertise in science and technology areas will be a major asset to USP as the organization continues to expand its activities to improve the health of patients worldwide through good quality medicines, dietary supplements and food ingredients. I look forward to working with him as we strive to positively impact national and international public health."
Mr. Heyman holds a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and English from the State University of New York, Albany.
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