Pam Sherman | Erma Bombeck
PAM SHERMAN is a nationally-syndicated columnist, actor, recovering lawyer and leadership consultant who was profiled in People Magazine about her career transition from attorney to actor. Pam began her career as an attorney in Washington, D.C. practicing securities and employment litigation. Upon becoming an actor she appeared in numerous productions in D.C. at Horizons Theatre, Theatre J, and Arena Stage among others. Most notably Pam performed in To Kill a Mockingbird at Ford’s Theatre and as Mrs. Shubert in the long-running show, Shear Madness, at the Kennedy Center. Her film and television appearances include “Homicide” and “Unsolved Mysteries” and her favorite, the “Shocked Mom” in The Replacements –a part she now plays in real life. Her own one-woman show, Pumping Josey: Life and Death in Suburbia, co-written with award-winning playwright Caleen Sinette Jennings, premiered at Horizons Theatre and played to great acclaim to audiences around the country. Today Sherman conducts programs and coaches leaders all over the world in leadership communications and how to present themselves and their stories with passion through her company, The ShermanEDGE. Sherman is also a keynote speaker about finding your EDGE™ in the best possible way, to: Explore, Dream, Grow, and Excite. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, advertising agencies, and is a highly-rated global resource for a variety of leadership groups, including, EO, Vistage Worldwide and the Young Presidents’ Organization in places as diverse as Morocco and Milwaukee, Saudi Arabia and Cincinnati, and most recently, Nigeria and South Africa. Pam has been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at RIT and American University among others. Her nationally-syndicated column, The Suburban Outlaw, can be read in Gannett publications, including the Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester Magazine and USA Today. Her best-selling book, The Suburban Outlaw: Tales from the EDGE is sold on Amazon. Pam’s charitable involvement, including as MC and Auctioneer, has benefited many organizations. Wegmans now carries her Suburban Outlaw bracelets made in South Africa by Relate to benefit youth programs in Rochester. She has been recognized for her work and contributions by Young Women’s College Prep, as a W Award nominee, an Athena Award Finalist and most recently, as a Woman to Watch by JWI. Pam studied at American University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Neighborhood Playhouse and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford. She is a member of the bars of New York, Washington, DC, Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. Pam’s TEDx talk can be seen on YouTube. She lives in Pittsford, N.Y. with her husband Neal, children Zach, Eliza and their dogs, Curley and Moe.