Pamela Culpepper

Managing Partner of the Leadership Advisory Practice

Pamela Culpepper is Managing Partner of the Leadership Advisory Practice at Hanold Associates where she focuses on leadership development, diversity and human sustainability strategies. She has extensive experience in coaching and advising C-level executives, senior level functional leaders and Human Resources leaders to drive business results and outcomes while achieving maximum personal and professional success. Pamela serves as a trusted advisor and counsel to CEOs and Boards of Directors on matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Pamela is a Board Director for Prada S.p.A, where she joined the Board of Directors in 2022, making history as the first Black woman to serve on Prada’s board in their 109-year history.

Before joining Hanold Associates, Pamela co-founded Have Her Back, LLC., a female-owned and led culture consultancy focused on advancing equity for all. Before Have Her Back, she served as the Chief HR Officer at Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, where she was a key advisor to the executive team and Board of Directors on all matters related to talent, including Cboe’s M&A activities. Prior to Cboe, she was the Chief People Officer for Golin. Pamela held progressive leadership roles within PepsiCo for over 14 years, including serving as the Chief Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Vice President, HR for Quaker Foods and Snacks; Vice President, HR for PepsiCo’s Beverages Supply Chain and Vice President, Talent Management and Diversity for Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade. Before PepsiCo, she held progressive roles with McKesson Corporation, Clorox and Wells Fargo.

Pamela earned a Master of Public Administration in Organizational Change from California State University, Eastbay, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

In addition to currently serving on the Board of Directors of Prada S.p.A., Pamela is a former Board Trustee of VSO International, based in the United Kingdom, and Navy Pier, Chicago.

Pamela is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she enjoys hiking, bicycling and fine dining.