Managing Director, Human Resources
Pam Sawyer became the managing director of human resources for the United States Olympic Committee in March 2010 after joining the organization as director of HR in January 2009. She is responsible for the people and talent strategies that drive organizational effectiveness and high performance. As part of her role, Sawyer is the functional leader overseeing all HR programs and systems within the USOC, including organizational development, talent development, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, HR information systems, USOC policies and procedures, diversity, and employee relations.
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 re-launched and grew an internal mentoring program.
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/consultant from 1995-2000 at Turner Entertainment Networks in Atlanta.
Sawyer has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from the University of Georgia. In addition, she is a member of the Society of HR Managers and has a SPHR certificate.