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Pam Cannell has dedicated her entire career to nonprofit leadership and board governance, playing an active role in the nonprofit community for over 25 years.

As the President and CEO of BoardBuild, Pam leads efforts to strengthen communities through the training and matching of emerging and established leaders with qualified nonprofit boards.

She is passionate about creating opportunity through collaboration and demonstrates her commitment as Chair of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Founder of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, and a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth where she serves on the board of directors and as chair of the membership committee.  Pam is also an engaged member of the Women’s Policy Forum, UPWARD Women, ReflectUS Texas Leadership Council, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.  She is a proud member of the YMCA of the Rockies Spirit Society and The Nature Conservancy’s Legacy Club.

As a respected board governance thought leader and sought after speaker, Pam enjoys contributing to relevant and meaningful conversations on board diversity, addressing equity gaps, and empowering social sector leadership. Her work has been published in NonprofitPRO, Philanthropy News Digest, Inside Charity, and other industry publications.

Pam is passionate about empowering young professionals to be a part of the decision making process and vision setting for nonprofit organizations, helping to solve many of society’s biggest problems.

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