12 Black Women Leaders You Need to Know // Pam El


Pam El is the chief marketing officer at the National Basketball Association (NBA) where she heads global marketing operations, direct brand development, and advertising for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League. With more than 30 years of experience, El has long been recognized as an industry leader for her expertise in brand management, marketing strategy, creative development, and media and sponsorships. Preceding her time at Nationwide Insurance, El spent over a decade with State Farm Insurance in the role of Marketing Vice President, where she led sales and marketing strategy for the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, El has received a variety of distinctions, including being named to Advertising Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising in 2012.

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