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Pam Jensen

Vice President, People and Talent

Pam joined the Barr Foundation in 2021 as a consultant for the Foundation's growing human resources needs. In January 2023, she was appointed Interim Vice President, People and Talent - an appointment made permanent in October of the same year.

A senior human resources executive, Pam has over 20 years of experience in human resource management, organizational effectiveness, and leadership/career development consulting. As an independent consultant, Pam has worked with organizations of all sizes -- from small-scale start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. Among her diverse assignments, Pam served as Interim Director of HR for a high growth software company of 600 employees; partnered on the organizational redesign and led an organizational health assessment at an educational reform non-profit (Springpoint Schools, one of our key partners in education); and spearheaded the human capital integration of two merging units at a global marketing services firm.

For close to a decade, Pam worked with Harvard Business School as a member of the admissions interview board and as the strategic consultant in-residence for the Harvard Innovation Lab. Prior to her consulting career, Pam worked at the Gillette Company (now P & G) for 10 years as a global HR leader.

Pam holds a BA from Northwestern University, a JD with honors from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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