ABOUT PAMELA A. KEENE
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A practicing journalist with a number of years of daily newspaper experience, Pamela A. Keene is an excellent writer/editor who understands the daily workings of the media. As such, editors appreciate her responsiveness, solid reporting, clean copy and attention to deadlines.
Pam regularly writes for nearly a dozen magazines and newspapers across the country, including Living Intown/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, GEORGIA Magazine, Florida Currents, Southern Journal, Northeast Georgia Living, Georgia Connector, Cobb in Focus, Diversity in Action and Points North. She has been senior reporter for Lakeside on Lanier since 1999, covering issues and features related to Lake Lanier.
For nearly four years, Pam was Entertainment Editor at The Macon Telegraph & News, where she developed a number of community-facing products – the newspaper’s popular Weekending entertainment section; the Teen Page for aspiring journalists to research, write, photograph and lay out a weekly news-oriented page; community guides for “Getting Your News in the Macon Telegraph & News;” daily entertainment and feature pages; “Salute to volunteers” special section to showcase community leadership; and the Sunday entertainment pages.
She also worked at The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun as a consumer reporter and in production, and as a stringer photographer, her work has been published in The Orlando Sentinel.
A contributor to Rand-McNally’s Weekend Getaways for the Southeast, Pam is co-author of two full-sized color books -- Atlanta: A City for the World, published through Atlanta’s Cultural Affairs Department, and Columbus: The Spirit, The People, The Promise, published through the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Pam’s articles have appeared in Delta SKY, ZIP Target Marketing, Hospital Physician, MD News, New Practice Planning, Inside Cobb, Electric Light & Power, Public Utilities Fortnightly, as well as in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine, PULSE Magazine, Southwinds Sailing and WHERE Magazine.
Active in community affairs, Pam served as chairman of the 75th Anniversary Committee of the Metro Atlanta Red Cross and as a member of several boards of directors, including the Arts Festival of Atlanta. A member of the 2006 class of the Atlanta Regional Commission Leadership Institute, she is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Cobb and Leadership Hall, three community programs that select a limited number of participants from a broad base of nominees each year.
She was recognized in 1989 through the Communicator of the Year Award, presented to the city’s outstanding communicator by the American Red Cross, and the President's Award from Women in Communications. She was also selected as one of 10 Outstanding Women in Business and Industry through the Cobb County YWCA.
A member of the Atlanta Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America, Pam is frequently asked to present programs and seminars about public relations and marketing, as well as being asked to serve on boards and committees for non-profit organizations. Her workshops have included sessions for the Centers for Disease Control national conference, the North Georgia Community Foundation's Non-Profit Network and Families in Action. She is listed in Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in the Southeast and in Who’s Who in America.
Pam served as producer and co-host of "The Eagle Report," a 30-minute public affairs program that aired on Eagle 106.7 FM each Sunday throughout metro Atlanta. The program featured a wide range of topics from health issues and family violence to the arts and entertainment. The show was nominated for a 2003 AIR Award.
A Florida native, she lives in Flowery Branch, just 30 minutes northeast of Atlanta. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she was involved with the campus’ public relations office and edited several campus publications. She is also an accomplished photographer.
In her spare time, Ms. Keene boats on Lake Lanier, where she also raced her Morgan 25 sailboat. She has served as commodore of Atlanta Inland Sailing Club and Barefoot Sailing Club. She is also a certified sailing instructor through US Sailing and the American Sailing Association.
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