David Gillum is the Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Arizona State University. David directs the team that has responsibility for providing safety guidance to over 2,400 laboratories, shops, studios and makerspaces that use biological agents, chemicals, radiological materials, lasers, x-rays and other hazards. David is the ASU Responsible Official for the Federal Select Agent and Toxin Program.
David received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his graduate degree in Environmental Health Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. David has over 25 years of experience working as an effective safety partner directing various safety programs at academic and research institutions.
David is the 2020 President of ABSA International and is an Associate Editor of the journal, Applied Biosafety. In 2019, David was presented with a Federal Bureau of Investigation Directors Community Leadership Award by FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington D.C.