Interim President and CEO
John Buller has over 40 years of experience in in leading organizations in developing high performance cultures that both employees and customers/clients become loyal to. After receiving his MBA, John went into retail taking a job with the department store “The Bon Marche.” Here John was a Retail Buyer, Merchandise Divisional Manager, and the company Director of Training in charge of taking 5000 employees for a clerk culture, to a selling associate culture. John was the senior VP of Marketing for 11 years and Federated Marketing team leader for 7 years.
John has served as communications and cultural change consultant for a wide variety of organizations including; D.A.Davidson, UW athletics, The Seattle Center, The King County 911 emergency call center and the Communications Consultant for the Seattle Police Department.
John has also been involved is some of Seattle’s biggest special events. He served as the head of the 1995 Final Four organizing committee, the lead consultant on the Seattle Millennium event, and served as part of the vision for The Next 50 (the 50th anniversary of the 1962 worlds fair). In 2013 was the Board Chair for Seafair, Seattle’s largest civic festival.
Program and Administrative Specialist
Mari joined the Seattle Police Foundation in May 2015 as the Program & Administrative Specialist. She previously worked at the University of Washington for 14 years supporting research programs at the Applied Physics Laboratory. At the Foundation, Mari is responsible for providing administrative support to the President & CEO, maintaining the SPF website and assisting with events throughout the year.
Mari is a Seattle native and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Sociology. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and 2 boys.
Dan joined the Seattle Police Department as a civilian employee working with the Fingerprint Team in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to Administrative Staff Assistant and during the last 10 years has served in this capacity for several assistant chiefs and the president & CEO of the Seattle Police Foundation. Dan is responsible for all administrative support of the Foundation and providing logistical support for events and programs.
Dan is originally from San Diego, California, and graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington.
Donor and Programs Assistant
Ian began his work at the Seattle Police Foundation as a Donor and Programs Assistant in July of 2014. He is responsible for assisting in donor engagement, working alongside the Communications and Program’s Specialist to develop communication plans for special events, and helping to maintain the foundation’s website. Prior to his work at the Seattle Police Foundation, Ian worked on political campaigns and for his family’s local business.
Ian has a Bachelors of Arts from Boston College, majoring in Political Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The University of Washington.