Willie J. McKinney

1st January, 1970

Willie J. McKinney

Dr. Willie J. McKinney is currently founder and CEO of McKinney Regulatory Science Advisors, LLC a full-service regulatory science advisory helping client’s businesses thrive in a regulated environment.

Dr. McKinney has held a variety of executive leadership roles including Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, for JUUL labs, and Vice President of Regulatory Sciences at Altria. In addition to his corporate experience, Dr. McKinney has also served on FDA’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) as the non-voting representative of the tobacco manufacturing industry.

Throughout his career, Dr. McKinney has led teams of scientists and regulatory affairs professionals focused on developing innovative new products supported with defensible scientific evaluation and regulatory submission strategies.

As a board-certified toxicologist by the American Board of Toxicology, Dr. McKinney has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and has presented before various scientific organizations, industry associations, and governmental bodies. He has also held a variety of academic and research roles, including serving as a visiting scientist at the Institut fur Biologische Forschung GmbH (INBIFO) in Germany, as an associate research scientist at the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, NYU Medical Center, and as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Environmental Medicine and Lung Biology at UNC, Chapel Hill.


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