Mary Bartolini was the business manager for NIMBioS, organizing, overseeing and troubleshooting all administrative aspects of business processing, grants management, and human resources. She provided budget reports, handled audit requests, maintains knowledge of current fiscal and personnel policies and provided budget development assistance and other guidance to PIs. She worked closely with all NIMBioS program directors to develop efficient and effective procedures for hiring, purchasing, budgeting, contracting and reimbursement. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of NIMBioS' mission and programs, she worked with staff and faculty in many other units of the university as well as external vendors and other institutions to accomplish agreed on financial transfers and arrangements.
Bartolini was previously the business manager at WUOT Public Radio. She has bachelor's degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Tennessee Wesleyan and a master's degree in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has owned an accounting business specializing in small business, was an assistant director of the Research Center for the UT's College of Communication and Information Sciences and also worked in UT's Office of Budget & Finance. Her interests are flower gardening, reading, hiking, and working in stained glass and bead creations.