Pamela S. Hall is recognized across the nation as an environmental consulting executive and scientific leader. She joined the environmental consulting firm Normandeau Associates, Inc., in Bedford, New Hampshire, in 1971, where she first served as a program manager. Subsequently, she was promoted to the position of marine laboratory director in 1979, followed by appointments as the programs and operations manager in 1981 and vice president in 1983. After accruing over a decade of experience at Normandeau Associates, Ms. Hall was named president and chief executive officer in 1988. Remaining as the firm’s chief executive officer until 2020, at which point she transitioned the firm to new leadership, she remains board chair.
Over the course of her career at Normandeau Associates, Ms. Hall has expanded the firm with new locations across the United States, including in Falmouth, Massachusetts; Gainesville, Florida; Stowe, Pennsylvania; and Drumore, Pennsylvania. Likewise, she transitioned the firm from being owned by a Fortune 500 company to a private, ESOP 100% employee-owned and women-led business. Outside of her primary endeavors, she is a company senior corporate officer and sits on the board of directors for the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire. She is further a member of the board of advisors for the University of New Hampshire Manchester and the New Hampshire EPSCoR Research and Industry Council.
To prepare for her pronounced career, Ms. Hall received a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from the University of Connecticut in 1966, followed by a Master of Science in zoology from the University of New Hampshire in 1969. For the following two years, she completed doctoral coursework in zoology at the University of New Hampshire. Later in her career, she returned to the University of New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration, graduating summa cum laude in 1982. Thereafter, she completed postgraduate coursework at Tufts University from 1986 to 1990.
In light of her exceptional undertakings, Ms. Hall has received several accolades, most recently including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental Business Journal in 2021. The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire bestowed upon her their 2014 Above and Beyond Award and their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Moreover, Ms. Hall was named an Outstanding Business Woman by the New Hampshire Business Review in 2012, having previously received the Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England in 1998.