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Reginald Bennett selected as Top Research Microbiologist of the Year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

Reginald Bennett selected as Top Research Microbiologist of the Year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

COLLEGE PARK, MD – 1 Jun, 2017 – Reginald W. Bennett, M.S., D.Sc, Senior Policy Analyst for the United States Food and Drug Administration, was selected as “Top Research Microbiologist of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding leadership, longevity in the field, commitment to the industry and his numerous accolades and accomplishments. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

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With over 5 decades of professional experience in Microbiology, Dr. Bennett has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  He has demonstrated success not only as a medical bacteriologist & microbiologist but has also been a successful professor and Policy Analyst.  Dr. Bennett has a very impressive repertoire of prior roles.  Dr. Bennett started his career as a medical bacteriologist for the Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh and then worked as a Medical Technologist and bacteriologist for Braddock General Hospital.  He then took on a role as a bacteriologist for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and an assistant professor of microbiology for Benedict University.  In 1960 he then became a Microbiologist for the US Food and Drug Administration where he currently holds the position of Senior Policy Analyst.  His key responsibilities include, conducting research and analyzing bacterial food poisoning.  Dr. Bennett earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1955 and then earned his Master of Science in Microbiology in 1958 from the University of Pittsburgh.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Bennett has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.   He has received numerous awards, accolades’ and has been featured in publications and magazines such as Who’s Who, Top 101 Industry Experts, Pro-Files Magazine and is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine. In 2004 he was the Recipient of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association for Food Protection.  In 2005 & 2007 he was the recipient of the Exceptional Achievement Award, CFSAN, FDA.   In 2008 Featured in Who’s Who in America.  In 2010 named Outstanding Professional of the Year and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Cambridge Who’s Who.  In 2011 Inducted into Madison Who’s Who as a Lifetime Member and Featured Member.  In 2012 he was the recipient of the Man of the Year Award for Outstanding Pursuits and Achievement as a Senior Policy Analyst by the American Biographical Institute and Recipient of the Group Recognition Award as Member of the Bad Bug Book 2nd Edition, FDA.  In 2014 selected as Professional of the Year by Worldwide Branding.  In 2015 inducted into the Elite American Executives and received the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award.  Now for 2017 named “Top Research Microbiologist of the Year” with the International Association of Top Professionals.  Dr. Bennett is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, The American Society for Microbiology and the International Association for Food Protection.  He is also a Fellow of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists International and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Aside from his successful career in Microbiology, Dr. Bennett has also had a number of book chapters and articles published and is a sought after lecturer and speaker.  The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Dr. Bennett for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is brilliant, active in his community and has demonstrated a lifetime of success throughout his career.  He is an international leader in his field and he was exactly what we were looking for.  We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”

Looking back, Dr. Bennett attributes his success to his longevity, his diverse skill set and his motivation for always wanting to learn more and to be better.  Dr. Bennett says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.  When he is not working he enjoys reading and travelling. For the future, Dr. Bennett will continue to serve his community and hopes to continue making a difference anyway that he can.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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