With more than thirty years in government, politics and advocacy, Pam Hughes is a proven force in state and national public affairs. Pam excels in national issue advocacy, media relations, government relations, and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. A prolific writer, Pam has penned numerous articles, white papers, speeches, strategic plans, and major reports.
After launching her career in Boston politics and government, Pam served as communications director for prominent Washington, DC women’s organizations. She helped drive the national conversations on reproductive rights, gender bias in education and sexual harassment in schools, and worked in coalition with top civil rights groups on national issues impacting policy, legislation and the Supreme Court.
Pam advanced to Capitol Hill as press secretary for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, serving as his chief spokesperson and supporting his reelection campaign. Pam later championed a national children’s literacy campaign for the U.S. Department of Education, overseeing the development of its website and publications. As an advisor to PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Pam helped launch an Emmy Award-winning children’s literacy series and helped secure major federal funding for public broadcasters nationwide. Pam is also proud to have played a lead role in the first national summit on military family mental health.
Pam attended Bowdoin College and the University of Edinburgh, and is a surviving member of the endangered species, English Majors.
- Massachusetts Senate, Press Secretary and Legislative Aide
- NOW & AAUW, Communications Director
- U.S. Senate, Senior Press Secretary
- U.S. Department of Education, Presidential Appointee
3 Fun Facts:
- Pam has heard the call to prayer at dawn from atop the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- She once forced Mattel to change a Talking Barbie doll that squealed “Math class is tough!”
- She enjoys wild parrots at her home in San Diego.