Managing Director, Human Resources

Pam Sawyer is the managing director of human resources for the United States Olympic Committee She is responsible for the people and talent strategies that drive organizational effectiveness and a high performance culture. As part of her role, Sawyer is the functional leader overseeing all human resources, diversity & inclusion and athlete career & education (ACE) programs and systems within the USOC.

Previously, Sawyer worked for The Weather Channel from 2000-08. There, she held multiple roles, including HR manager, vice president of HR and director of organizational development and diversity. While at The Weather Channel, she created and implemented a successful diversity strategy, led succession planning, created employee resources groups, developed retention strategies for high-potential employees and partnered with multiple business units as the primary HR business partner.

Prior to The Weather Channel, Sawyer served from 1993-95 as an HR manager for Turner International Inc., in London, and then as an HR director from 1995-2000 at Turner Entertainment Networks in Atlanta.

Sawyer earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from the University of Georgia and is a member of the Society of HR Managers. She is a current commissioner for the City of Colorado Springs’ Public Art Commission. 

Pam and her husband, John, currently reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their three children.