Featuring GCATD VP of Strategic Partnerships, Pam Nintrup. Pam describes how she enjoys seeing the lights come on in people’s eyes when they not only grasp the content presented but they also see how they can benefit from embracing it. She loves to help others grow and develop and it is her passion and the reason for her business, Project and Process Professionals.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.After spending over 25 years in Corporate America in some large local companies (P&G and American Financial Group) I started my own company in 2007. I wanted to teach since the third grade and had somewhat satisfied that desire by instructing swimming for the Red Cross. The desire to teach drove me to start a company that provides training, coaching and consulting which I love and am having a hard time leaving (my husband wants us to retire). On the personal side, I’m married, have four children and nine wonderful grandchildren!
Q: Share details about your role at Project and Process Professionals.As the founder and President of Project and Process Professionals, I do everything – from building client relationships, curriculum development and delivery to the bookkeeping. It has been a great challenge for me moving from being an employee to managing my own company, and, as I said earlier, I love it!
Q: What is it you enjoy most about being in a learning role?I truly enjoy seeing the lights come on in people’s eyes when they not only grasp the content; they see how they can benefit from embracing it. I love to help others grow and develop – it is my passion!
Q: What is your ultimate vacation destination?I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many places – Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, and many places in the continental U.S. My ultimate vacation is a place where I can spend time exploring the beauties of nature. To pick one place would do injustice to the others.
I have been involved with GCATD since 2008 when I attended the fall conference. I chaired the conference in 2009 and 2010 and became a board member as soon as I committed to take on the conference. I became President of the Chapter in 2010 and served six years as President and an additional year as Past President. I’ve been involved in the Conference every year since 2009. I initiated the Executive Advisory Board (EAB) to engage more corporate members and through that effort and some other changes, we increased our membership to over 300 in 2011-2012 and were invited to present at the ALC to Share Our Success. I am currently VP of Strategic Partnerships with responsibility for the EAB, Specific Interest Groups (SIGs), Geographic Interest Group (Dayton GIG) and Sponsorships.
Q: What advice would you give to others interested in volunteering?
Identify what you’d like to do – what you have a passion for, and propose it to anyone leading an organization supported by volunteers. GCATD, I hope! We are always looking for volunteers that want to make a difference and love to hear new ideas on ways to provide value to our members. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, learn new things and grow personally in a “safe” environment.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
Travel and spend time with family. I also enjoy woodworking and helping my husband on his classic car project.