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It's with immense gratitude and pride that I share my journey with you. It spans three decades in the public and private sectors of the construction industry.
As a Black and female Founder of a Community Engagement Consulting Firm in the construction industry, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of advocacy, resilience, and unwavering dedication to building stronger, more inclusive communities surrounding the projects that PDA's clients are entrusted to build.

The construction industry, like many others, has not always been an inclusive space, but I was not deterred; I saw an opportunity to advocate for change, to create a bridge between underrepresented communities and the construction projects that shape our cities and neighborhoods.

Over the years, I've encountered my fair share of challenges having to navigate the intricacies of a
predominantly male and often non-diverse industry, breaking through glass ceilings, and overcoming biases. I have never let challenges define me, instead, they have fueled my commitment to breaking barriers and forging a more equitable path for those who follow.

One of the cornerstones of our work has been the implementation of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) local and “At Risk” hiring requirements. These initiatives have not only transformed how construction projects are executed but have also created opportunities for local, often marginalized communities in the zip codes designated for a project. By prioritizing local hires, we've ensured that our projects become vehicles for empowerment and economic upliftment. Inclusivity has always been at the heart of our work. We've embraced a holistic approach to project management, one that values diversity in the workforce, promotes equal opportunity, and fosters a culture of respect and collaboration. When we build diverse teams, we unlock the full potential of our projects.

Our commitment extends beyond the construction site. Community outreach and engagement are integral to our mission. We've strived to create transparent channels of communication between projects and the communities they impact. By listening to concerns, addressing issues, and developing trust, we've ensured that our work benefits everyone involved.

As I reflect on my 30 + years in the construction industry, I'm filled with hope and optimism for the future. The industry is evolving, becoming more inclusive, and recognizing the value of diversity. I look forward to continuing PDA's mission of building bridges and fostering stronger, more inclusive communities.

Let us always remember that together, we have the power to break barriers, bridge divides, and build a brighter future for all.  

With gratitude and unwavering dedication,

[Pamela Penn] President/CEO, [PDA Consulting Group]

Our Team.

Passionate Advocates for Community Empowerment
Behind the success of PDA Consulting Group stands a remarkable team of individuals, each driven by a shared passion for community engagement and a commitment to making a difference in the construction industry. Our diverse and dedicated team is the heartbeat of our
firm, tirelessly working to create bridges between construction and communities. From our seasoned veterans with decades of industry experience to our energetic young talents bringing fresh perspectives, our team combines a wealth of knowledge with an unwavering
dedication to our mission. Together, we navigate challenges, break barriers, and create innovative solutions that empower communities, promote inclusivity, and foster lasting change. With backgrounds spanning project management, labor relations, community outreach, and
compliance, our team brings a rich tapestry of skills and expertise to every project. We understand that true transformation requires collaboration, transparency, and a deep understanding of the unique needs of each owner, client and community we serve.
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