Pam Girardo keeps it real.
Known for telling it like it is and a quick wit, she is a go-to for clients and colleagues.
Pam is a public relations and reputation management consultant with significant experience in helping companies shape and tell their stories. She is skilled in media relations and training, public affairs, issues and crisis management, influencer engagement, modern storytelling, campaign development, thought leadership and employee communications to drive business results.
Prior to joining Rhudy & Co., Pam worked in Corporate Communications at Capital One for more than 18 years. Most recently, she was head of Public Affairs, where she managed the reputation risk function and served as primary spokesperson on key company and industry issues, and led the company’s communications strategy and response in crisis situations. Prior to that, she led the Consumer PR function, where she oversaw all proactive and reactive PR programs, including product launches, promotions, sponsorships, social media campaigns, influencer engagement, and employee advocacy programs.
Prior to Capital One, Pam worked at Carter Ryley Thomas Public Relations (now Padilla) where she counseled clients on all facets of public relations, to include corporate communications, employee relations, change management, crisis and issues management, human resources communications, media relations, special events, video production, sports marketing, and sales promotion.
Pam lives in Arlington, Va., where she enjoys persistent tomfoolery with her wise guy husband Paul and two hilarious sons.