Pamela Baker Selected for Riley Institute at Furman Diversity Leaders Initiative's 9th Class
McNair Law Firm is pleased to announce that Pamela A. Baker is one of 42 leaders from across the Midlands and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 9th Midlands class of the Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). "DLI and the Riley Fellows have matured into a potent force to help move South Carolina forward," said Dr. Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute. "Although the class is varied in background and experience, they have a common ability to effect change through leadership positions in their organizations and community."
Pam is poised to join more than 1500 Riley Fellows from across the state. Class members meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. As part of the program, leaders also work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects.
Pam is a shareholder in McNair's Columbia office with a practice focused on environmental regulatory matters. She defends state and federal enforcement actions related to environmental regulatory compliance, and has extensive experience advising clients in the energy sector. Pam also assists clients in permitting matters, including negotiation of air and water permits, voluntary cleanup contracts and renewable/sustainable energy project permits, as well as permitting appeals.
Pam is active in both the legal and civic communities. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section Council and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. Pam is a graduate of both the Liberty Fellowship and Leadership South Carolina programs, and has served in leadership positions for various organizations, including Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, the South Carolina Commission on Women and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia.