Pam has been with Allied Kitchen and Bath for 22 years and her motto is “Do what you Love and Love what you Do.” At Allied, Pam oversees the marketing, public relations and the philanthropic outreach in the community. Home Décor and Design is her passion and she has been in the industry her entire career starting as an assistant buyer for Allied Stores, a department store chain in New York City.
Favorite quote: In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
Fun fact: I love Broadway musicals and enjoy going to New York City for the holidays!
How do you unwind after a long day of work? Chilling out with my husband, listening to music, and taking a nice walk.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? The marketing world is ever-evolving and through the years we have had to present Allied in multiple ways to reach our target clients while staying on top of the trends. From print media to our current digital world, I have had to pivot with the times!
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far Earning recognition and awards from my peers and the community is humbling and very special to me. Connecting and Developing relationships with colleagues, vendors, owners, designers and my ability to synergize with them across various segments of my industry. I’m well thought of as a congenial connector and power networker!
Producing and co-hosting hundreds of nonprofits events at our showroom has been so rewarding as we help raise thousands of dollars for those in need in the community.
One of our most memorable was the successful grand opening of our showroom in Fort Lauderdale with over 300 invited guests and our fundraiser that evening went to assist the local nonprofit community.
Who are your role models? Jane Pauley. She is poised, professional, and compassionate—a true modern woman.
My dear Aunt Marsha was a wonderful woman and she always made me feel great after speaking to her and I follow in those footsteps when I meet with others. Treating people right with kindness is paramount to me.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Great wisdom from my mom. “Be comfortable with who you are and be your best self.”
What advice would you give a young woman at the start of her career? Follow your heart, respect others, work hard and smart, listen, and be fully engaged in whatever you’re doing. Give back however you can with your time, money or abilities. Be kind throughout your journey.
How has being a woman impacted your career? I’ve always been in the home decor industry, which was very male dominated in the 80s and 90s. Being a woman has given me the opportunity to stand out…a combination of my personality and work ethic led to me to the top.