Pamela Strother, CAE

Principal, Washington, DC Office, 202.486.5990

Pamela Strother is an association leader and Principal of Sponsorship Specialists. Her ground-level experience of building and growing association corporate partnership and events programs is a critical asset she brings to Sponsorship Specialists’ clients. Pamela has developed organizational systems for funding, marketing and implementing conventions and fundraising events that attract sponsors and recruiters from Fortune 500 corporations.

Prior to her transition to consulting in 2006, Strother was an association executive with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) for a decade. She served as the organization’s first Director of Development and took the helm as Executive Director in September 2000. Under her leadership, the corporate partnership program grew to include the nation’s leading news organizations, public relations firms, and major corporations including Bloomberg, IBM, CBS News, CNN, Coca-Cola, 1-800-Flowers, Fleishman-Hillard, Microsoft, General Motors, The New York Times, Toyota Motor Sales, Verizon Wireless, Comcast, American Legacy Foundation and National Public Radio (NPR) among many others.

Pamela served as lead contract negotiator for services and partnerships with the meetings and travel industry, forging relationships with key brands including Marriott, JetBlue, Kimpton Hotels, Harrah’s, MGM Mirage, Amtrak, American Airlines, AVIS, Hilton, Orbitz, and Florida Keys & Key West. Her partner in the success of creating outstanding conventions and fundraising events was Samantha Snyder, now a member of the Sponsorship Specialists team.

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