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Pamela Newman

President & CEO

PJN Strategies LLC

New York, US

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Pamela J. Newman’s Biography

Pamela J. Newman is the Founder, President, and CEO of PJN Strategies LLC, a boutique strategic consulting firm in New York City.

Dr. Newman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the University Club, the River Club of New York, and the Cosmos Club. She is on the Board of Directors of The College of Mount Saint Vincent, The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, PCI Media Impact, Inc., and the New York City Mission Society. Dr. Newman is also on the Advisory Boards of Brock Capital LLC and Pi Capital.

On October 20, 2017, Dr. Newman was appointed by the Acting Secretary of the Army as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for New York (South).

Pamela has written two books, “Organizational Communication” (McGraw Hill) and “Behind Closed Doors”: A Guide to Effective Meetings” (Prentice Hall).

Dr. Newman has received many awards. She was honored with the 2019 Charles Evans Award in recognition of her work with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. In 2018, Pamela was the first recipient of the Business Insurance Women to Watch Inspiration Award. John Cabot University (Rome) gave Pamela J. Newman the John Cabot University Presidential Medal for Leadership in Business in 2017. In 2016, Dr. Newman was a Scholarship Tribute Dinner Honoree by the College of Mount Saint Vincent. In 2015, she was selected as the Insurance Advocate’s Insurance Professional of the Year, and was honored by the UJA-Federation and the Arthritis Foundation in 2014. In 2012, she received The Humanitarian Award from the New York Center for Living. The Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America awarded Dr. Newman “Distinguished Woman of the Year” in 2009.

Pamela earned her BA, MA, and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. She is the widow of Henry E. Kates and has two children, Romy and Theodore, and five fantastic grandchildren.

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Outskirts Press Authors Are Honored in the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Literary Awards

Pamela J. Newman was recognized in the 2020/2021 Reader Views Reader’s Choice Literary Awards. Her book titled Leadership is Doing was honored with the Education Silver Award and Self-Help Bronze Award. The Reader Views Literary Awards recognize writers who are published by small presses, university presses, independent book publishers and self-publishing companies. 

Pamela J. Newman – New book “Leadership is Doing”

Pamela J. Newman, President & CEO of PJN Strategies, joins The Cats Roundtable with John Catsimatidis to discuss her book 'Leadership is Doing'. In the book, Pamela draws upon her experience in business, public service, and philanthropy to offer lessons on sustainable leadership skills.

Pamela Newman’s Background

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PJN Strategies LLC
President & CEO
2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
PJN Strategies is a boutique strategic consulting firm, founded by Dr Pamela J Newman.
Executive Vice President, Risk Services
1993 - 2017
New York, NY, USA
Aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, employing 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries.

Current Board Positions

Arjuna Solutions
Board of Directors
Washington, DC, USA
Arjuna Solutions is a leading developer of artificial intelligence, bringing innovative solutions for customer-facing companies.
The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
The mission of RID is to eliminate the infection threats to patients and hospital employees via education and advocacy. RID has a track record of legislative and regulatory success in the implementation of processes, protocol and policies in health care settings to reduce health care institutional infections.
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Current Advisory Roles

Brock Capital Group
Executive Advisor
New York, NY, USA
Brock Capital Group leverages its unparalleled collective experience and networks to offers the highest service in investment banking, advisory and fiduciary services, and a broad variety of matters at the most senior level.


The New York City Mission Society
Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA
Since 1812, the NYC Mission Society has re-imagined the urban learning landscape. They launch innovative, experiential educational programs and services for New York City’s families and youth.


Leadership is Doing
Nov 2020
In “Leadership is Doing”, Pamela J. Newman, President & CEO of PJN Strategies, draws upon her wide breadth of experience in business, industry, and as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army – New York (South), to offer a lesson on sustainable leadership skills that can be used at home, at work, and in the community.


Cosmos Club
Washington, DC, USA
The Cosmos Club, incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1878, is a private social club for women and men distinguished in science, literature, the arts, a learned profession or public service.
River Club of New York
New York, NY, USA
Located on the East River, the River Club is New York City's premier family club.
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Awards & Endorsements

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Charles Evans Award
New York, NY, USA
The Charles Evans Award is a recognition of the dedication and generosity of an individual who shares the mission of the ADDF to accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease.
Women to Watch Inspiration Award
New York, NY, USA
The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards showcase the tremendous work done by female executives in the insurance and risk management sector, in addition to an individual's expertise, leadership qualities, and achievements.
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Public Service

Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
CASA New York (South)
New York, NY, USA
Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASAs) are business and community leaders appointed by the Secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country.

Pamela Newman’s Education

University of Michigan
BA English, MA
University of Michigan
Ph.D., Communication & Media Studies

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