Mary Buller, President
In addition to small business and research administration, Mary has more than 25 years of experience leading research projects to develop skin cancer prevention and nutrition education programs for school children, college students and adults using print, interpersonal training and technology. Her research has been funded by grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, Klein Buendel received the national Tibbetts Award for excellence and achievement in the Small Business Innovation Research program.
Prior to co-founding Klein Buendel, Mary was president of Partners For Health Systems, Inc. (PHS), an affiliate of the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver. Prior to PHS, Mary worked at the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson for 11 years. From 1998 to 2001, she founded and directed the American Sun Protection Association (ASPA), a nonprofit trade association for the sun protection industry. She earned her Masters degree in Speech Communication from Texas Tech University and her Bachelors degree in Communication from Michigan State University.