Pam is president of Powell Tate, a leading public affairs and strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., and has been with the agency since 2004. She was named to her role in 2005, after serving as president of healthcare public affairs for Weber Shandwick. Formerly, she served as co-director of a global agency’s health and medical practice, where she worked for almost a decade, focusing particularly on HIV/AIDS, cancer and cardiovascular disease. From 1985 to 1994, Pam managed national and state-based public affairs campaigns for clients in such issue areas as healthcare, alcoholic beverages, taxation and the environment.
At Powell Tate, Pam specializes in communications designed to support or defeat legislation, enhance reputation or prompt healthy behavior change. Current clients include Weight Watchers, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others. Previously, Pam led the team that developed the award-winning Heart Truth/Red Dress Campaign, an initiative to build awareness of heart disease among women. Pam has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Colorado and also studied at Harvard University.