Business Woman



Pam is a leader in the business world.  During her time at Blackbaud, the leading cloud software company powering social good, she has brought in new non-profit clients, runs a services team for a $30 million product line, and leads teams of consultants to help improve the effectiveness of technology use in non-profits. She understands exactly what it takes to work with business leaders and find creative solutions to old problems. Her experience in this sector gives her unique insight into the economic problems that Hoosiers face and how to make your taxpayer dollars work for you.



Pam is a proud mother and has a profound understanding for the joys and hardships of being a parent in our community. Her son attends Fall Creek Valley Middle School in the Spanish Immersion program in Lawrence Township, and her husband, Derek is a stagehand and a member of IATSE Local 30 (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). He’s also a small business entrepreneur running the popular Indy Ski School on Geist -  teaching kids and families to waterski for over 17 years.  She knows the importance of a quality education, being the daughter of former educators herself, and will fight to ensure our children are learning in a safe and instructive environment. She will work to solve problems that affect Hoosier families every day and make sure that Indiana can be a home for everyone.  ​

Community Leader


Pam is deeply invested in the community. She has lived in the Geist area for over 15 years and the Indianapolis area for over 27 years. Even before running for office, Pam was committed to solving problems she saw, leading the effort to successfully pass a $191 million referendum for necessary improvements to Lawrence Township. She is the current chair of Benjamin Harrison YMCA’s Advisory Board and also serves on the Greater Indianapolis YMCA Financial Development Committee as well as the Diversity, Inclusion and Global Initiatives Committee. She has a strong commitment to our community and fights hard for what she believes in. She has shown that she can actually make change happen and improve our schools and towns.



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