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Pamela O'Connor

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Pamela’s role

As executive vice president for Human Resources, Pamela O’Connor leads the strategy and best practices for supporting a diverse, high-performance culture that emphasizes excellence in acquiring new talent and continuously developing CRS’ workforce.

Pamela oversees the coordination and implementation of services, policies and programs through the Human Resources staff. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and she plays a role in defining and leading the rapidly changing talent marketplace, aligning resources to meet the needs and solutions of a diverse multicultural environment both in the United States and overseas.

Previous experience

Before joining CRS, Pamela was the chief administrative officer for Search for Common Ground, an international NGO in 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. She led the Human Resources, Information Technology and Operations divisions, including safety and security.

Pamela also spent 30 years in private industry as senior vice president, Human Resources, at Charlotte Russe and senior vice president at The Wet Seal Inc. headquarters in Southern California. In those positions, Pamela was responsible for cultural change management covering more than 12,000 employees. She was the ethics officer, and served on the SOX planning and compensation committees for the board of directors.

Pamela has also served as the vice president of Human Resources for Caremark Therapeutic Services Division, Baxter Healthcare Prescription Services Division, and Watson Pharmaceuticals’ U.S. manufacturing facilities.

Education and other roles

Pamela is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in business administration.

She is also a board-certified coach specializing in individual career development.

More about Pamela

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Pamela has one daughter who is married and lives in Atlanta. Pamela is a member of St. Leo the Great parish.