Pam is a versatile leader, with 30 years of experience in domestic and international law enforcement management and operations. From 1978 to 2007, she was a US federal criminal investigator. She spent most of her career with the legacy United States Customs Service and concluded her career as the Special Agent in Charge for the Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General, US Department of State. Throughout her career, she has advocated for the advancement of women and mentored many.
As the Customs representative to the Interagency Committee on Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE), she represented the women of Customs in fora impacting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in federal law enforcement.
During her tenure as Assistant Customs Attaché, in Tokyo, Japan, Pam was a board member of Foreign Executive Woman (FEW) in Japan from 1995-1997. FEW is a multinational organization of over 200 foreign women working in Japan. She directed a multinational staff of 50 women over an eight-month period to present FEW’s Career Strategies Seminar to equip attendees to successfully compete in Japan’s job market. It was through FEW, she met Diane Morris, past president for FEW and TIAW. Beginning in 2008, with Diane’s encouragement, Pam has held key TIAW board and committee member positions. In more recent years, Pam has focused on the Awards and Microcredit programs.
She continues to be a global citizen with her work as the co-chair of the TIAW World of Difference Awards, as the Chair of World Affairs Roundtable in Fairhope, Alabama, and as a volunteer with the Gulf Coast Citizens Diplomacy Council.
In this “third phase of life” she is developing a new career as a milliner. In 2023, Pam plans to formally launch her millinery business, making bespoke ladies’ hats as “The Musing Milliner.”
Pam resides on the gulf coast of Alabama with her husband Mike Turner. They are avid boaters, travelers, and ballroom dancers.