Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). Prior to joining GMA, Bailey was president and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) from April 2005 to January 2009. She served as president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) from 1999 to 2005. When the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), an organization of more than 50 healthcare industry chief executives, was founded in 1988, Bailey was named its president and CEO, a post she held until 1999. In the 1970s and ’80s, Bailey served in the White House for three U.S. Presidents. From 1974-1975, she was assistant director of the Domestic Council, with responsibilities for the President’s health, welfare, aging, and social security policies. In 1983, she served as special assistant to the President and deputy director of the White House Office of Public Affairs. At the White House she initiated the Office of Communications Planning and led it in 1984 and 1985. From 1975 to 1981, Bailey was director of government relations for the American Hospital Supply Corporation. In 1981, she served as assistant secretary for public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
In September, 2010, President Obama appointed Bailey to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the principal trade advisory committee for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
Bailey is a director of Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., MedCath Corporation, the Congressional Hunger Center, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, and a Trustee Emeritus of the Holton-Arms School.
She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.