NSF International has appointed Christopher Boyd as General Manager of its building water health program in North America. He comes to NSF from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in New York City (NYC), where he led the agency’s response to the largest Legionella outbreak in NYC history. Boyd also reorganized the response to building and environmental outbreaks and oversaw implementation of the first Legionella-controlling regulatory standards in cooling towers. As Assistant Commissioner of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in NYC, he was also responsible for regulatory oversight of the the municipal water system. Additionally, he managed a team of over 100 personnel, including engineers, research scientists, medical physicists, water ecologists and public health sanitarians. Boyd has published numerous reports and articles throughout his career, and has made many presentations on Legionella research. He also received several awards, including the Distinguished Service Award for Managerial Leadership and the Distinguished Service Award for Strategic Reconfiguration, both from the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Boyd received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in sociology and anthropology from the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service at Albion College in Albion, MI, where he graduated cum laude and with departmental honors.

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