A Bit About Me
I'm the oldest of 4 siblings and was raised
in Hamilton, Ohio, by an amazing dad who was a 5th grade teacher, and a talented mom who owned her own beauty shop (that's
what they were called then!). My parents and teachers were fantastic role models who encouraged my interest in learning about
everything and supported my strong independent streak. My parents instilled a love of travel and adventure in me, fed by our
family camping trips that took us all over the United States. It was not unusual for us to take off for weeks in
the summer, often with friends joining the fun. I was so excited to get to college that I took college courses
while still in high school and was thrilled to be accepted at Miami University. I worked up to three jobs to put myself through
college and graduated in 3.5 years, excited to begin post college life.
Gamble recruited me and immediately following graduation, I relocated to Greensburg, Pennsylvania. My dad was amazed but not surprised that his eldest would head to the unknown without knowing anyone
but her boss. A strong and insistent entrepreneurial streak led me away from the corporate environment of P&G. I relocated
to Cincinnati, Ohio and began my career in marketing and promotion at the March of Dimes, a national non-profit organization.
I was recruited by Weight Watchers, International, the most recognized weight-loss company in the world.
The next adventure was life changing.
I was hired by a then new technology company, Cellular One, now known as Verizon Wireless. I was among the first 10 employees
hired and for eight years I rode the emerging cellular technology explosion that is ubiquitous today. What a thrill ride it
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Taking a BBQ Sauce that was competing on the National
BBQ Sauce Competition circuit (yes, there really is such a thing) to hundreds of retail stores was another roller coaster
ride. I've offered many silent thanks to Paul Newman and one personally to his daughter, Nell, for creating a "give
back" footprint. She, too, was working her booth at a national food show. Sawyer Industries, Inc.,
was created by John Sawyer. As the co-founder of the NFL Cincinnati Bengals, he was interested in helping Boomer
Esiason, the former NFL Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Sawyer Industries took it's award
winning BBQ Sauce to market to raise money for the Boomer Esiason
Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. It was a great partnership on and off the football field.
Clean Environmental Technologies Corporation, another
emerging technology company targeted to the hazardous waste industry, offered me the director/executive vice president position,
that was followed by the beginning of Pam Miller Enterprises.
|Max at Fountain Square, Cincinnati
My son, Max, 24, graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida with a BA in Entertainment Business Management
and Class Valedictorian. His happiness and success are my greatest joy!