Pam Jenkins, Powell Tate President
Pam Jenkins is president of Powell Tate, a leading public affairs and strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., and also serves as president of Weber Shandwick in the Mid-Atlantic. Formerly, she was co-director of a global agency’s health and medical practice, where she worked for almost a decade, focusing primarily on HIV/AIDS, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Pam led the team that developed the award-winning Hearth Truth/Red Dress Campaign for the National Institutes of Health, an initiative to build awareness of heart disease among women.
At Powell Tate, Pam specializes in multi-channel communications campaigns designed to support or defeat legislation, enhance reputation, build advocacy or prompt healthy behavior change. She serves as senior counsel for a data-driven, integrated enrollment marketing campaign for Healthcare.gov and for hepatitis B and C public service campaigns for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also leads public affairs strategy for several of the agency’s food, nutrition, agriculture, health, education and energy clients.
Pam was named Washington Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year in 2014, and has served as a judge for various PR awards programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Colorado and also studied at Harvard University. She lives in Maryland with her husband, three daughters and chocolate lab and when she’s not at work, is watching women’s soccer.