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Frank PokropSenior Director Regulatory Affairs and QualitySotero Wireless

Frank has worked in the medical device arena for more than 20 years and he is employed at Sotera Wireless in San Diego as the Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. His prior experience covers manufacturing quality assurance for large and small volume parenteral drugs.

Frank’s responsibilities cover: management of staff and budget, global submissions, worldwide regulatory intelligence, project management, auditing and compliance, recall management, and training. In one role with a Fortune 100 company he was the formal liaison to the FDA and worldwide health agencies representing drugs, devices, IVD’s and infant formula and in this role he reported to a corporate officer.

A long-standing supporter of training and personnel development, Frank has spent a considerable amount of time in volunteer positions including: (1) He was a member of MD&DI's Editorial Advisory Board from 2006 - 2016, (2) He has been an officer and volunteer with the San Diego Regulatory Affairs Network (SDRAN) since 2010 and was president in 2017, (3) He has been a member of the “B” IRB at UCSD since 2015, and, (4) He has taught an introductory course on medical devices at UCSD since 2017. He is frequent contributor and speaker with ASQ and RAPS both locally and at national meetings. While at SDRAN he organized seminars on jobs and careers and routinely assisted members with resumes, cover letters and finding employment.

His certifications include: RAC, CSQE, CISA and CPGP.

He lives in Carlsbad with his wife, two daughters, and a female chocolate labrador.