A Transformational Leader
Raytheon's Pam Wickham among 2015 Top Women in PR
PR News has named Raytheon Vice President Pam Wickham one of the nation's top women in public relations, recognizing her for a career that has transformed communications at the defense and technology company.
The award is the latest in a string of honors for Wickham, who heads Corporate Affairs and Communications for the Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm. In November the business, technology and lifestyle site RichTopia placed Wickham on its list of Most Influential Women in the World - a list that included such notable figures as Melinda Gates and Michelle Obama. That list calculates influence through a formula that looks at each person's social media presence, reach and visibility.
In June, when the Publicity Club of New England gave Wickham its John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award, investor relations firm President Maureen T. Wolff said the Raytheon VP "consistently challenges executives and communicators to think differently and create new ways of reaching audiences and influencers."
Since joining Raytheon in 2005, Wickham has led development of the company's brand and corporate reputation through compelling storytelling and innovative communications strategies. Within the company, she has championed excellence in communications, mentorship programs and workforce diversity. Externally, she advocates for gender pay equity and women's leadership in the executive ranks of global business.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Wickham served as vice president of corporate communications for Hewlett Packard and held a number of top communications positions at General Electric, where she was instrumental in building the company's online presence.