ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 19, 2014) – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has promoted Pamela Henry to the position of deputy executive director. Having been with WEF for more than 25 years, Henry is a seasoned leader who will oversee a number of key organizational programs including WEFTEC operations and exhibitions, advertising and sponsorships, marketing, communications and creative services, human resources, and facilities management.
“Pam is a proven leader who makes shouldering a heavy load appear deceptively easy,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “She deftly combines running a tight ship and managing multiple responsibilities with a genuine interest in people and a talent for growing teams. We are absolutely delighted that she has agreed to serve WEF in this new role.”
Beginning her career with WEF in the exhibitions group in 1986, Henry has held a variety of positions within the federation, including membership director, director of conferences and exhibitions, and senior director of conference operations, exhibitions and sales development. Among her most notable achievements have been her contributions to the phenomenal growth and success of WEFTEC, WEF’s annual technical exhibition and conference.
Under her leadership, WEFTEC has regularly set new attendance and exhibition records, while solidifying its reputation as the must-attend event for water quality professionals around the world. Most recently, WEFTEC was recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the fastest growing trade shows in the United States.
“Although much of Pam’s work over the years has been behind the scenes, the results of her commitment to WEF staff, WEF members and to WEFTEC are undeniable,” said O’Neill. “She’s an enormous asset to the organization as demonstrated by success in many areas.”
WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.