Pamela S. Puryear, PhD

Pamela is currently the Vice President, Organization Development and Chief Talent Officer at Hospira, the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies. Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Hospira has approximately 17,000 employees worldwide. In 2013, Hospira generated approximately $4. billion in sales.

In her role, Pamela is responsible for leading strategy and implementation of programs and services that impact employees globally in the areas of talent management, learning and development, employee engagement, organization culture, organization design, organization effectiveness, change management, and cross-cultural diversity.

Prior to joining Hospira in 2009, Pamela spent 12 years as an independent organization development consultant, following a 10-year career in real estate investment management industry. In her consulting practice, Pamela focused on designing, implementing, and integrating sustainable solutions and systems to maximize the value and effectiveness of human capital. Her specialty areas included executive/leadership development and coaching, strategic planning, change management, and managing diversity.

Pamela has consulted globally and across a number of different industry sectors including financial services, healthcare, professional services, consumer products, insurance, and education. Organizations with which Pamela has consulted include Deutsche Bank, Capri Capital Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Mercer, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Unilever, Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Yale School of Management, Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), and The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

In 2014 Pamela was profiled and appeared on the cover of the February issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine. In 2012 Pamela was honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Rising Star Award by HR Executive Magazine. Pamela also recently launched a personal website and blog dedicated to driving performance excellence,

Pamela holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.