Meet John M. Taylor III, J.D., Counselor to the Commissioner and Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy
John M. Taylor III is the counselor to the commissioner in the Office of the Commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As of May 18, 2013, he is serving as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy.
Mr. Taylor advises the commissioner on a broad range of policy and regulatory issues. He advocates for and advances the commissioner’s priorities related to agency policies and programs.
He leads the development and management of FDA’s emergency and crisis management policies and programs. In addition, he oversees FDA’s participation in counterterrorism and emergency exercises, and the coordination of the agency’s evaluation of emergency and crisis situations.
Mr. Taylor received his law degree in 1991 from the College of William and Mary.
He started his career with FDA in 1991 and has held various positions within the agency, including
- associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, 2002 to 2005
- director of the Office of Enforcement, 2000 to 2002
- acting director of the Office of Compliance in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 2000
- special assistant to the associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, 1999
- senior advisor for regulatory policy within the Office of the Commissioner, 1996 to 1999
- attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel, 1991 to 1996
In 2007, Mr. Taylor joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as the executive vice president for health. From 2005 to 2007, he was divisional vice president for federal government affairs at Abbott Laboratories.