Esteemed for her decades of professional experience, Pamela S. Hall has excelled with Normandeau Associates Inc. as a member of the board of directors since 2000, the board chairman since 2015 and the chief executive officer since 1988. During this time, she additionally flourished as the president of the aforementioned company from 1988 to 2015. Prior to these appointments, Ms. Hall served with Normandeau Associates in many capacities, including as the vice president from 1983 to 1987, the programs and operations manager from 1981 to 1983, the assistant marine laboratory director from 1975 to 1979 and director from 1979 to 1981, and a program manager from 1971 to 1979.
Ms. Hall was a teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire from 1967 to 1970. In 1966 and 1967, she was a research assistant at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Ms. Hall began her career as a curatorial assistant while a student at the University of Connecticut in 1966.
Ms. Hall initially pursued an education at the University of Connecticut, earning a Bachelor of Arts in zoology in 1966. She continued her academic efforts at the University of New Hampshire, obtaining a Master of Science in zoology in 1969 before completing doctoral coursework in zoology between 1969 and 1971. She graduated from University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1982. Following these accomplishments, Ms. Hall concluded her studies with postgraduate coursework in urban and environmental policy at Tufts University from 1986 to 1990.
Throughout her career, Ms. Hall has served on numerous nonprofit boards and continues to do so. In 2018, she was elected to the board of directors for the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, and in 2019 she became its vice president. In 2018, she was elected to the University of New Hampshire-Manchester board of advisors. In 2015, she was elected to the New Hampshire EPSCoR Research and Industry Council, an organization promoting economic development through NSF grant funded research and technology. After serving on the Volunteer NH board from 2008 to 2017 and as its vice chair and chair, Ms. Hall now serves as chair emerita. Volunteer NH is the state office for NH AmeriCorps programs and supports and promotes volunteerism in the state.
Past board service includes the Environmental Business Council of New England, where she served from 1995 to 2020, most years as treasurer; the Business and Industry Association (BIA) of New Hampshire executive board from 2012 to 2018; the BIA Institute for Business, Community and NH’s Economy, which she chaired from 2017 to 2019; the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, where she served for six years; the Seacoast Science Center, where she served for six years, including as chair; and the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she was a founding board member in 1991 and served for 18 years, including as chair and vice chair. For many years, she was also an incorporator for the NH Charitable Foundation and also served on the board of advisors for Vivamos Mejor USA. In addition, she has had two gubernatorial appointments: the NH Land and Community Heritage Commission and Volunteer NH State Commission.
Ms. Hall has been affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Audubon Society, New Hampshire Audubon, The Nature Conservancy and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.
In light of her outstanding undertakings, Ms. Hall has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. She was recognized as a Graham Foundation fellow in 1966 and a National Defense Education Act fellow from 1970 to 1971. While in graduate school from 1967 to 1971 she was elected to the Society for Sigma Xi and the Phi Sigma Society due to her academic excellence. She was recognized as an Outstanding Business Women by the New Hampshire Business Review in 2012. Notably, she was presented with the Environmental Leadership Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England in 1998, the Above and Beyond Award from the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire in 2014 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire in 2016. Likewise, Ms. Hall was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
Harboring a lifelong interest in biology, Ms. Hall was drawn to science at an early age. The environmental movement in the U.S., which began in 1970, allowed her the opportunity to utilize applied science to solve pertinent environmental issues in her discipline. An advocate for corporate social responsibility and community service, she is incredibly proud of advancing Normandeau Associates Inc. from being owned by a fortune 500 company to a private, 100 percent employee-owned company. Looking toward the future, Ms. Hall hopes to continue building upon Normandeau Associates’ reach, providing services to new and old clients and strategically adjusting the business to new developments in the industry.