Thursday, February 21, 2008
Pamela P. Lackey, president of AT&T in South Carolina will be the featured speaker on Feb. 27. She will share with students a lecture entitled “Leading in Today’s Corporate Environment.”
The weekly lectures, which are open to the public, are held each Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the fourth floor auditorium of Belcher Hall. For additional information, contact Dr. Ann S. Winstead at (803) 516-4864 or Debbie Morant (803) 536-7138.
The Executive Speaker Series is a partnership between participating companies and the business program. It supports the college’s mission to provide quality management education and leadership to produce competitive graduates for a global and diverse environment.
Pamela P. Lackey is president of AT&T in South Carolina. Lackey has been with AT&T, formerly BellSouth, for nearly 10 years. To help meet the company’s objective of bringing the best new technology to consumers, as president, Lackey works closely with community leaders, legislators and other policy makers, as well as local and regional AT&T external affairs managers.
Prior to becoming president, she oversaw the company’s public policy strategies in regulatory, legislative and community affairs activities in the state with responsibility for implementing legislative and regulatory reform policy in the state.
From 1997 – 2001, Lackey was sales manager for education and government markets for AT&T. In this position, she was instrumental in helping to establish the state’s K-12 Technology Network that provides high speed broadband circuits to all the schools and libraries in South Carolina. In 2001, she was promoted to the position of director for government relations.
Lackey started her career as a school library media specialist in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Greenville, S.C. For several years, she served as supervisor of library media programs for the South Carolina Department of Education. Other work experiences include senior executive assistant to the State Superintendent of Education (South Carolina), where she oversaw a division with responsibility for technology, curriculum standards, testing, and professional development for teachers and administrators.
Lackey was born in Meridian. Miss. but spent most of her life in Tuscaloosa, Ala. before moving to South Carolina. She received the bachelor of science degree in Education, masters of Library Science degree, and the education specialist degree, all from the University of Alabama.
She has been involved in leadership roles in many community and civic organizations, including the Junior League of Greenville and Columbia, the South Carolina ETV Midlands Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Palmetto Center for Women’s Business Advisory Committee. She serves on the Legislative Affairs Committee of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce and was recently appointed to the Research Centers of Excellence Review Board by Senator Glenn F. McConnell, president pro tempore for the South Carolina Senate.
Lackey is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where she serves on the Altar Guild. She is married to Gary H. Lackey. She has two children and five grandchildren, all of whom she claims as her own.
The Executive Speaker Series was implemented in the core curriculum of the School of Business in 1996 as a component of the Leadership and Professional development Program, which all business majors are required to complete. The series exposes students to various aspects of the workplace, including viewpoints of leaders who are on the cutting edge of business, industry and government.