James J. Gibson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

James J. Gibson


  • MBA, The University of Southern California
  • JD, Duquesne University
  • BS, Ramapo College of New Jersey

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Jim Gibson is executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for helping to drive strategy and operational excellence for RTI’s domestic- and international-based businesses. He oversees the leadership of RTI’s Health Solutions, and Social, Statistical, and Environmental Sciences Groups, as well as Corporate Facilities Strategic Services and RTI’s International Regional Offices. Mr. Gibson also leads RTI’s focus on University Collaborations; he chairs the University Collaboration Committee, composed of RTI’s senior leaders and university representatives on RTI’s Board of Governors. He is responsible for developing long-range plans and supporting investments for RTI.

Mr. Gibson joined RTI as chief financial officer in 2000 and served as executive vice president of the Engineering and Technology Unit (ETU) from 2009 to 2013 and as interim leader of Discovery and Analytical Sciences (DAS) in 2012. In 2013, he led the combination of ETU and DAS as the Discovery Science Technology group. In addition to his active participation in many professional associations, Mr. Gibson is an advisory board member of Western Governors University and a board member of the United Way of the Greater Triangle.