The Board of Directors of The Literacy Center (TLC) announced it has selected Pamela J. Wall as the organization’s new executive director.
Wall comes to TLC from North Carolina, where she served as executive director of Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill. In new her role at TLC, Wall is eager to lead Beaufort County’s only nonprofit adult literacy organization in the next chapter of its growth.
“Literacy is something that many of us take for granted, but for others in our community it is a gift that can transform lives dramatically,” said Wall. “I welcome the opportunity to bring greater visibility to adult literacy issues in Beaufort County, increasing not only the number of learners we serve, but working closely with community partners and supporters.”
TLC Board Chair, Bob Taylor, shared that the combination of Wall’s extensive leadership experience, ability to forge community and business partnerships and enthusiasm for literacy and helping people made the nonprofit’s executive director search committee extremely comfortable in extending her an offer to become The Literacy Center’s next leader.
“Pam’s past accomplishments speak to her unique insight and understanding of the importance literacy plays in vibrant and sustainable communities,” said Taylor. “Our search committee recognized her passion for literacy and the correlation of adult literacy and strong families. We look forward to working with Pam to make our community a better place by improving the literacy skills, and lives, of those we serve throughout Beaufort County.”
Wall brings extensive management experience as well as a proven history of pioneering new ideas and programs to her position at TLC. While executive director at Kidzu Children’s Museum, she successfully raised over $1,000,000 to open a new museum in Chapel Hill’s University Mall. Wall has also served as vice president of Product Development for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership in the Research Triangle Park and executive director of Vision for Asheville-Buncombe County. She was named “Tarheel of the Week” by the News & Observer for her leadership in a land use planning project in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Affairs from the School of Public Service at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. as well as a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.