Susan L. Buckham, MS, serves as Vice President of Operations at MPI Research. In this role, Susan is responsible for the strategic leadership and overall direction of operational activities for In-Life and Post-Life areas, including all functional areas involved with the coordination and execution of animal phases of studies. Susan allocates resources for growth and profitability and ensures these needs are aligned with the business goals, while driving continuous improvement in compliance, quality, and financial performance. Throughout her career, Susan has spent more than 22 years in Research and Development (Vet Medicine and Drug Safety-Human Medicine), more than 5 years in Food Safety Testing, and most recently leading a local Math and Science Center. She has served in leadership positions for multiple international companies, including; Covance Labs, Pfizer-Kalamazoo, and Pfizer-Sandwich, UK. Susan received a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College of Ohio.