Pamela Avery, Principal
Pamela has 25 years’ experience creating effective solutions to complex communications challenges. She has developed and implemented comprehensive communications strategies and crisis management plans for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 technology corporations to health, social justice, environmental, education and numerous other government and nonprofit organizations. Currently, she serves as PR counsel to a nationally acclaimed law firm that is a pioneer in class action lawsuits on behalf of victims of corporate abuses. Pamela’s spokesperson training courses have been rated “excellent” and “must take” by numerous organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she has served as a primary spokesperson trainer for 15 years. A certified conflict resolution professional, Pamela successfully has facilitated meetings involving complicated social justice and environmental issues in communities throughout the nation. She knows the news media first-hand, having been an award-winning newspaper reporter, science writer, medical writer and editor. She was the founding editor of a national magazine for cancer patients and their families, and the executive producer of EarthWire, a nationally syndicated environmental radio program. Pamela also served as the deputy director of the Colorado Governor’s Office of Rural Health, which became a national model. Prior to joining turner4D she was Public Relations Partner at Bozell Advertising & Public Relations, and owned her own marketing communications firm in Denver, Colo., for 13 years. She has served on the Colorado Governor’s Environment 2000 Blue Ribbon Task Force, as a commissioner of Thornton (Colo.) Parks and Open Space, and is past chair of Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. She also serves on the boards of several youth orchestras and KVNO classical music station.