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Richard G. Runyon

Occupation: Senior Analyst (Retired)
Born: Germany

MS in Biology, Humboldt State University (Now Cal Poly Humboldt) (1978)
BA in Biology, Humboldt State University (Now Cal Poly Humboldt) (1975)
Coursework, California State University, Long Beach, CA (1972-1973)
BS in Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (1971)
Coursework, Los Angeles Harbor College (1967-1969)

K-12 Teaching Credential Biological Science (1976); Community College Teaching Credential (1975)

Retired Senior Analyst, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (2010-2014)
Investigator, Supervisor, Senior Program Analyst, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (2000-2014)
Senior Scientist, Environmental Division, Halliburton NUS/Brown & Root, Inc. (Now Scientech Inc.) (1989-2000)
Hazardous Materials Program Manager, Santa Barbara County Environmental Health, CA (1986-1989)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Drugs and Society, Chapman University (1979-1989)
Facilities Coordinator, Lockheed Space Operations Command (LSOC), Vandenberg Air Force Base (Now Vandenberg Space Force Base), CA (1984-1985)
Environmental Health Specialist/Inspector, Santa Barbara County, CA (1979-1984)
Biology Instructor, Allan Hancock College (1978-1980)
Biology Instructor, College of the Redwoods (1975-1978)
Assistant to the Director, Summers Only, National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant (1973-1979)
Student Worker, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) (1968-1969)
Instructor, Vandenberg Air Force Base (Now Vandenberg Space Force Base), CA and United States Penitentiary, Lompoc, CA

Provided Lectures and Field Trips to Interested Community Members on Poisonous/Medicinal Plants and Their History

Publication of his research, training, development, and management of the first hazardous materials large scale exercise for the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA); As a senior scientist he provided risk assessment and risk management services worldwide including PEMEX refineries in Modero and Cadereyta, Mexico, multiple petrochemical plants, steel mills, pipeline right-a-ways, the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad, the island’s power plant on Nevis, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 15 SABIC heavy industries and petrochemical plants located in Al Jubail, Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Yanbu, nuclear power plant emergency planning in Krsko, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) and nuclear power plant crises emergency planning in Matsui, Japan; Supervised (until the space shuttle Challenger exploded), the treatment of the launch suppression water from the NASA space shuttle.

Honoree, Honors, Expert Water and Water Systems, Water Evaluations, Environmental Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), County of Santa Barbara, CA (9 Years)

Member, Union of Concerned Scientists; Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member, California State University, Los Angeles Alumni Association; Member, Humboldt State University Alumni Association; Member and Past President, Local Chapter, Toastmasters International

Son of Lt. Col. Harold E. Runyon (Retired) and Betty A. Runyon
Married: Phyllis J. Runyon (1971-Present)
Children: Christopher; Alison
Grandchildren: Dan; Veda

Travel (Europe, close to 50 countries, all 50 states and three US territories)

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