Jim Solyst is the Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs with Swedish Match North America, where he coordinates the Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) process and related regulatory science engagements.  He has held senior positions in Washington DC based companies and associations, including the National Governors’ Association, American Chemistry Council, and the consulting firm ENVIRON International Corporation.  During his over 30 years in Washington he has worked closely with federal agencies, including EPA, FDA and the Office of Management and Budget. He has also worked with international organizations, including the UN, WHO and OECD.

Mr. Solyst is a member of the Food Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Tobacco Committee as well as the American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement.  He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Chemical Sciences Roundtable and served on the NAS Committee on Promoting Safe and Secure Chemical Management in Developing Countries.  He also serves as an External Affiliate to the Johns Hopkins Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute.

Mr. Solyst has written several articles and given numerous presentations on a range of regulatory science and public policy issues.