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Pam Sessoms

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2022 fellow

Strategic thinker, resilient, conflict manager, coalition builder, executive coach, and mentor. Ms. Sessoms, an accomplished administrator, thrives in entrepreneurial environments and uses her human resources, budget, governance, collaboration, and social leadership skills to bring stakeholders to the table to address broad cross-cutting challenges and create business models that achieve results.

Most recently, Ms. Sessoms served as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Project Management Office. She set up the new organization’s conditions for success by developing the mission, vision, goals, strategic long-term framework, and securing staff and administrative resources. In addition, Ms. Sessoms ensured the team understood and embraced critical milestones and deadlines, resulting in the successful funding, awarding, and administering of a $2.5 billion Task Order to save the department $700M over thirteen years.

Ms. Sessoms has a B.S in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA in Management from Webster University. She studied at the Protocol School of Washington and is certified as an Intercultural Business Etiquette and Protocol Trainer. Ms. Sessoms also serves as a mentor for the HHS Leaders in Action and Executive Women in Government Mentoring Programs.

In her new role as a White House Leadership Development Program Fellow, Ms. Sessoms will support the programmatic implementation of the Made in America Executive Order and collaborate and coordinate with partners in the Executive Office of the President and across the Executive Branch.

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