Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Pam Bryant
Pam is a graduate of David Lipscomb University, in Nashville Tennessee where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Pam is committed to continuously expanding her leadership skills and as part of this effort has been involved in The Alternative Board (2011-2014), United Way Worldwide Executive Leadership Development (2015) and Southwestern Consulting (2016).
Pam’s first volunteer experience with United Way was as a Loaned Executive in Huntsville Alabama. This is where she learned to greatly appreciate the impact United Way and their collaborative partnerships created within the local community. To date, Pam has been a part of United Way of Williamson County’s team since 2002. She joined their staff as a Campaign Associate, was promoted to Vice President of Campaign, and was then promoted to Executive Vice President. On July 1, 2012, the Board of Directors named Pam as President/CEO of United Way of Williamson County. She is passionate about engaging the community and educating others about the life changing community impact of United Way in partnership with many other nonprofits, corporations, individuals and governments.
During her tenure, Pam and her team have increased revenues to assist in strengthening Williamson County through advancing health and wellness, accelerating learning and education and expanding financial stability. After analyzing a Community Needs Assessment conducted by MTSU, she further engaged Board Members and community volunteers in determining the next steps needed to address gaps in services. As a result, United Way of Williamson County collaborated with Mercy Community Health and Williamson County Schools to address behavioral health issues in the county. After many meetings and intense discussions regarding the best approach to address this need, three behavioral health counselors were placed in Fairview schools in 2015 as a 3-year pilot program that serves as a model to be expanded into other schools.
Pam has served on the United Way of Tennessee’s Board as Education Committee Chair (2016) and as Finance Committee Chair (2016 and 2017). She has been and is currently a member of Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. The Nashville Business Journal honored Pam with a Community Impact Award for three years in a row (2014, 2015, and 2016). She was invited to join the 2013 Inaugural Cohort of the Williamson County Schools Ambassador Program. This 5-month program was designed to bring together community leaders to collaborate on solving challenges in readying students for college and beyond.
Pam and her husband of 33 years have been residents of Franklin Tennessee for 22 years. She and Rick enjoy exercising and spending time with their Shih Tzu Beau.