Senior Business Development Associate
Pam Eichenbaum has built her career around solving community and economic development challenges via innovative and creative outreach solutions. Pam brings this creativity and innovation to her role as the Senior Business Development Associate for Innovation Works — ideating new and unique approaches that support economic development efforts across southwestern Pennsylvania. In her role, Pam supports strategic partnerships with regional universities, economic development agencies, and nonprofit organizations; tackling economic challenges that face the urban core in Pittsburgh and in southwestern Pennsylvania’s rural communities. Pam works closely with Pittsburgh’s foundations, local/state/federal government entities, elected officials, and the local corporate community to engage each in economic development efforts across the region. In addition, Pam oversees the overall strategy of UpPrize, a program of the BNY Mellon Foundation administered by Innovation Works. Learn more about Pam’s work and Innovation Works on the Broadcast Podcast. Pam is a co-host of Caffeinated Innovation IW’s podcast.
Pam is committed to serving the greater Pittsburgh community by connecting innovative entrepreneurial concepts to solve broad community-driven issues and concerns. Pam serves as the Chair of the Repair the World Advisory Committee and as a board member and Partner with Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh. Pam continues to serve as a board member for Adele’s Circle of Women at the University of Maryland in a virtual capacity. Previously, Pam served on the Board of Directors for the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh. Pam was the recipient of The Incline’s Who’s Next: Philanthropy 2018 and a 2018 Western PA Rising Star Honoree.
Previously, Pam worked for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, managing the Let’s Move! Active Schools program, special projects, and events. Prior to joining the Alliance, Pam worked at the University of Maryland as a fundraiser and program coordinator. Pam started her career in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood as a Community Organizer – an experience that launched Pam’s professional path in community and economic development. Pam has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Maryland.