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Pamela Buford Recognized for 25 Years in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Marketing

Pamela Buford serves as the group marketing leader for life sciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

She leads a large global team responsible for regional marketing, marketing program management, North American meetings and events and full service internal agency, and global digital marketing.

    CHICAGO, IL, January 17, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pamela Buford has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With a career spanning over two decades, Ms. Buford has established herself as a distinguished professional in the health care and pharmaceutical marketing industry. Currently serving as the group marketing leader of life sciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific, she leads a large global team responsible for regional marketing, marketing program management, North American meetings and events and full service internal agency, and global digital marketing. Her team consists of approximately 225 individuals with six direct reports overseeing various functions. Ms. Buford's daily interactions with senior leadership ensure that their strategies and business plans are well-aligned with the company's objectives, particularly within the life sciences sector.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Buford was the vice president of marketing for the Americas at Sirtex Medical Limited from 2018 to 2021. She also held significant positions at Abbott as the director of corporate development, strategic marketing and execution from 2016 to 2018, at Astellas Pharma as the director of US urology franchise marketing for Myrbetriq® launch and strategic partnerships from 2012 to 2015, and as the director of US VESIcare® & consumer marketing and GSK co-marketing alliance from 2009 to 2012. Her tenure at Eli Lilly and Company was marked by her roles as the director of global marketing and international marketing leader for neuroscience/ADHD and Strattera® launch from 2005 to 2009, a brand manager for women's health/Evista® and osteoporosis marketing from 2003 to 2005, a manager of marketing capabilities from 2001 to 2003, a manager of e-business and consumer marketing from 2000 to 2001, and a district sales manager for primary care pharmaceutical sales from 1999 to 2000. Before entering the pharmaceutical sector, Ms. Buford worked as the Chevrolet brand marketing manager for trucks at General Motors from 1996 to 1998.

Ms. Buford's expertise in business development, marketing, team and product leadership, customer engagement, brand and franchise engagement, P&L and commercialization is widely recognized and praised within her industry. Her leadership played a pivotal role in the successful launch of Strattera®, the first adult ADHD medication ever introduced while at Eli Lilly. Additionally, her innovative approach as franchise leader for urology at Astellas Pharma led to sustained growth and numerous awards for their product, and market-leader VESIcare®, Myrbetriq® and first-of-a-kind advocacy, promotions and partner collaborations.

Transitioning into the educational background which underpins her professional success, Ms. Buford completed an executive leadership development program in organizational leadership at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 2001. She earned a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing, from Florida A&M University in 1991 and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, with a concentration in finance, from the same institution.

Ms. Buford attributes her success to her passion for health care and marketing—fields she considers a labor of love—and credits her achievements to her curiosity and desire to understand people's behaviors to make a meaningful difference in their lives. Raised by exceptional parents in North Carolina and Michigan, who instilled positive values and taught her to engage with people from all walks of life, Ms. Buford has embraced multiple opportunities that have shaped her career trajectory. She has been influenced by such mentors as Jerry Pittman, Al Reed, Walt Johnston, Kevin Smith, Cindy Kent and Pete Guillot who have provided guidance, support, motivation and opportunities throughout her journey along with colleagues at all levels who inspire and reinforce her competitive spirit and can-do attitude.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Ms. Buford has served on the board of directors for YWCA Lake County since 2017 and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta, where she engages in community service activities and projects and multiple multicultural initiatives and groups focused on health and other disparities. Her commitment to these organizations reflects her dedication not only to her profession, but also to making a positive impact on the community and world at large.

Outside of her career achievements and community involvement, Ms. Buford is a devoted mother and Christian who enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. Looking ahead without specifying a timeframe, she aims to join a major board where she can contribute at an elevated level and has expressed interest in sharing her wealth of knowledge through teaching at the university level.

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