Pamela Penn, President
Pam Penn is the owner and President 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, 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 outreach programs in transportation, water, wastewater, 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's been charged with developing strategies to ensure that small and disadvantaged firms are provided access to contracting opportunities. She's also successfully identified barriers to these firms’ participation in construction projects, and developed methodologies to reduce these barriers, and promote small business and disadvantaged firms' inclusion through targeted outreach efforts.