Management Officer, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
Mr. Pestorius is the senior manager for the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at CDC. In this role he is responsible for the management of all fiscal and personnel resources allocated to the Center. In FY15 this equated to approximately $725M and 2500 personnel. NCEZID maintains the infectious disease laboratories for the United States, numerous reference laboratories for WHO, and has recently been engaged in MERS, Ebola, Dengue, Chikungunya, numerous food and water-borne outbreaks, and Zika. Mr. Pestorius enjoys what he does and claims to be rather busy.