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Pamela S. Hall

Title: Longtime Board Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Company: Normandeau Associates Inc.
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

Pamela S. Hall, Longtime Board Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Normandeau Associates Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology. She retired as Chair and CEO in 2020, and is now an Executive Vice President.

Holding an interest in the biological world since her youth, Ms. Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from the University of Connecticut in 1966. After graduating, she joined the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago as a research assistant, remaining until 1967. Desiring to continue her studies, Ms. Hall worked as a teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire, where she achieved a Master of Science in zoology in 1969. Seeking more business and management training, she earned a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1982. Between 1986 and 1990, she completed postgraduate studies at Tufts University in urban and environmental policy.

Ms. Hall joined Normandeau Associates Inc. in 1971 as a program manager, climbing the ladder to success throughout her 50 years with the company. Between 1979 and 1983, she excelled as the marine laboratory director and programs and operations manager in their Portsmouth and Bedford locations. She was appointed to vice president in 1983, as well as president and chief executive officer in 1988 until 2015, when she appointed a new president but continued as CEO. Ms. Hall served as a member of the board of directors from 2000 to 2020 and board chairman from 2015 to 2020. Additionally, Ms. Hall has served on several nonprofit boards during her career, including the board of directors for the Environmental Business Council of New England, serving as its treasurer for over 20 years; the New Hampshire chapter of The Nature Conservancy for 17 years, including as chair and founding trustee; and Volunteer NH for nine years, with four years as chair. Currently, she serves as vice president for the Southeast Land Trust board of directors; an advisory board member for the University of New Hampshire, Manchester; and a member of the NH EPSCoR Research and Industry Council.

Finding great success in her career, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Environmental Business Journal in 2021. The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire honored Ms. Hall with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and the Above and Beyond Award in 2014. Named an Outstanding Business Woman by the New Hampshire Business Review in 2012, she was the recipient of the Environmental Leadership Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England in 1998. Earlier in her career, she was awarded a National Defense Education Act Fellow in 1970 and Graham Foundation Fellow in 1966. Ms. Hall attributes her success to her hard work and dedication. In the coming years, she hopes the Normandeau Associates Inc. continues to grow and provide impeccable service to its clients, all while taking into consideration the ever-changing nature of the industry.

To remain abreast of her industry, Ms. Hall maintains affiliation with The Nature Conservancy, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, National Audubon Society, New Hampshire Audubon, the Environmental Council of New England, Environmental Business International and American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was also inducted to Phi Sigma and Sigma Xi while a graduate student. As a testament to her legacy, Ms. Hall can be found in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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