Pam Shadel Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement

Pam Fischer

Pam Shadel Fischer has more than 30 years of experience addressing behavioral safety issues at the local, state and national levels through advocacy, education, enforcement, grassroots outreach, policy and planning. She manages many of GHSA’s key partnerships and oversees the association’s Consulting Services Initiative, which provides fee-based program and management assistance to state members through a pool of seasoned traffic safety professionals. She researches and writes best practice publications for GHSA (11 to date, addressing teen driving, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, drowsy and high-risk impaired driving, and micromobility) and serves as a subject matter expert for other behavioral safety research reports and projects. She also works to bring national visibility to highway safety through public speaking engagements, implementation of unique partnerships and other outreach.

Prior to joining GHSA, Fischer was principal of her own consulting firm which for nearly a decade helped state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations address the behavioral safety issues that put all roadway users at risk.  From 2007 to 2010, she served as Governor’s Representative and Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic, following a 20-year career with AAA New Jersey.

Fischer holds a B.A. in English from Lebanon Valley College, an M.A. in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University, where she is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Services, and a Certificate in Advanced Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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