President, PDA Consulting Group
Pam Penn is the President and CEO of PDA Consulting Group —a California based, community benefits management consulting firm specializing in the built environment. Ms. Penn brings over 30 years of developing and implementing community benefits and public participation programs; and she has established a successful track record in working with governmental agencies, private developers, general contractors, elected officials, and small businesses.
Her expertise in outreach programs have been helpful to clients in generating performance from small, and historically underutilized businesses and individuals; and in communicating the associated outcomes to clients and other interested stakeholders. Ms. Penn has extensive knowledge, and experience developing business and employment outreach programs in transportation, water, wastewater, residential and commercial construction.
Prior to starting her business, Ms. Penn served in several responsible management positions in both the public and private sectors. During her career she has been charged with developing strategies to ensure that small and disadvantaged firms are provided access to contracting opportunities. She has also successfully identified strategies for providing construction jobs to local communities in areas surrounding numerous construction projects.