Defense & Homeland, Tech/Telecom, Trade
Pamela focuses on issues involving technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, homeland security, and defense. She is skilled at developing strategies to address both legislative and regulatory needs.
- Supported a defense company in securing funding for major weapons systems support.
- Assisted identity management client in working through and achieving a CFIUS approval.
- Nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate twice to serve as a Commissioner of the President’s Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
- Served on the official Transition Team for three Republican Presidents, working with the Commerce and State Departments.
- Worked on the Platform Committee at the 1980 Republican National Convention and has participated in Republican Conventions since then working with Official Proceedings.
- Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of Homeland Security (Secretary Ridge and Secretary Chertoff)
- Senior Vice President, National Cable and Telecommunications Association
- Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (Senate), the White House (President Ronald Reagan)
- Legislative Director to Senator John Tower (R-TX)
- BA (Political Science and French)-Indiana University
Did You Know?
- After working at the White House for only a short period of time, Pam asked President Reagan who he was when he called to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Pamela J. Turner, a Prime Policy Group Managing Director, has more than thirty years of experience in corporate government relations, political and legislative arenas. She is recognized as a leading political strategist, and has held senior positions in several Republican Administrations and the US Congress. She has participated in Presidential campaigns as well as the transition process following Presidential elections.
Prior to joining Prime Policy, Pam was the first Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity, she helped “stand up” the Department, acting as its primary liaison with Capitol Hill, managing the Office of Legislative Affairs and all the component legislative offices.
Prior to her service at DHS, Pam was Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association where she formulated and managed the implementation of legislative strategy for the industry. Working with cable and telecom providers, programming networks, and equipment manufacturers, Pam was closely involved with a major re-write of the Telecommunications Act as well as copyright and privacy issues.
Pam was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as his Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs for both terms. In this capacity she worked closely with Senators and Hill staff, as well as House Leadership and senior Administration officials to promote the President’s program. Pam focused on national security, foreign policy and labor issues. In addition, she was responsible for overseeing the Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court, Cabinet and sub-Cabinet level Administration nominees. Prior to her White House assignment, Pam served as Legislative Director to Senator John Tower (R-TX)