PAM PRYOR

Pam Pryor is the president and owner of Pryor Works – a public affairs firm that focusses on communication, strategy, marketing and training. With both political and corporate clients, she teaches organizational skills and team building such as StrengthsFinders, for which she is Gallup-certified.

She taught speech communication on the university level and was a television news anchor and reporter. After having her own radio talk show in Oklahoma City, she moved to Washington, DC where she served as Representative J.C. Watts’ chief of staff in his leadership office of the U.S. House. Named as one of the hundred most powerful women in Washington, Pam has held a number of appointments.

After Watts’ retirement, she spent time in the faith and community-based public affairs world and built capacity for several organizations through We Care America. She also helped launch an organization preserving religious freedom.

She served as the RNC liaison for the McCain campaign and later launched Sarah Palin’s political action committee.

She has worked coalitions and collaborations in the issue campaign space from health care to spending to energy. During the 2012 election cycle, she ran the largest non-candidate, non-party grassroots field team made up of more than 9 coalition groups in 16 states. At that time, she also helped to stand up the training organization that taught all of the field directors. She has worked for Freedom Partners and Philanthropy Roundtable.

Being a daughter of first generation Italian-Americans, she loves to cook and entertain and talk about people’s strengths every chance she gets.