Jay West is Senior Director, Chemical Products and Technology, at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, DC, where he manages the national, state, and international activities of several ACC sector groups, including the ACC Nanotechnology Panel.
Jay also serves as the Chair of the Chemicals Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Council to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where he engages OECD member states on the development of testing guidelines, oversight of nanotechnology, twenty-first century approaches to chemical assessment, and many other issues. He is an active participant in OECD's broad portfolio of work on nanomaterials through the OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.
Prior to working at ACC, Jay was a professional mediator, designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues related to ocean policy, forest management, and other issues for government agencies, private foundations, and other types of organizations.
Jay has graduate degrees from Yale and the University of Michigan.