As a 29-year Fidelity Investments veteran with financial services expertise, Pamela Everhart is a senior vice president and Head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations in Fidelity’s Corporate Affairs group. In this role, Pamela oversees the firm’s state and local government relationships, public affairs, and community relations activities at its Boston Headquarters and across Fidelity’s regions in the U.S., India, and Ireland. Pamela has led Fidelity’s efforts to deliver financial literary to hundreds of thousands of students in underserved communities in the regions where Fidelity has a footprint. Previously, Pamela led the firm’s advocacy strategy and engagement with government officials in Washington, DC on federal regulatory policy matters that could impact Fidelity’s ability to serve its clients and customers, its products and services, and the firm.
Pamela has led Fidelity’s Personal Investing and Workplace Investing business units’ external retirement and benefit policy development efforts, where she engaged and educated federal and state lawmakers and administrative officials on key policy issues and positions. She has managed the staff and budget of a 200+ compliance team for the firm’s retirement and HR outsourcing services and products provided to corporate, tax exempt and governmental employers. She has held the position of Associate General Counsel, responsible for legal issues arising from the company’s management of retirement plan assets, including application of federal tax laws, regulations, and rulings. Pamela is also a member of all of Fidelity’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and serves as Co-Executive Sponsor for Aspire (Fidelity’s Latino and Black ERG) and a Senior Advisor for the Women’s Leadership Group.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Pamela was an associate with the global law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP, concentrating in employee benefits and corporate tax matters. She also practiced as a certified public accountant and senior tax manager with EY.
Pamela received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she was an Asst. Managing Editor on the Harvard Women’s Law Journal and a Class Marshall. Pamela worked on the campaigns for former MA Governor Deval Patrick, President Barack Obama, Senator Kamala Harris, among others.
Regarding professional affiliations, Pamela is admitted to practice law in MA and before the Supreme Court. She is a member of the MA Bar and the Texas Society of CPAs. She is a Governor-appointed member of the MA MassHire State Workforce Board, the MA Economic Development Council, and the MA Financial Services Advisory Council. In February 2023, Pamela was also appointed to serve on Governor Healey’s Advisory Council on Black Empowerment to advise on issues related to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of Massachusetts’ Black community. She is also a member of the executive board of The New England Council. Pamela is Co-Chair of the Public Policy Leadership Council and a member of the Economic Opportunity Committee at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Pamela is the 2021 recipient of the Boston Chamber’s Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award. Pamela has served as the mutual fund representative to the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee, where she advised senior IRS officials on a wide range of tax reporting issues.
As a leader in the community, Pamela is one of the 19 MA Black and Brown executives who launched the “New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund” to help drive transformative social changes to address systemic racism and racial inequity and was appointed by Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh, as a Steering Committee member of the Boston Racial Equity Fund. Pamela is active in several community service organizations and sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Trustee Advisory Board, Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation, the Neighborhood House Charter School (life trustee), and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (overseer Emeriti). She’s also legislative chair of the Boston Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc., and an active member in Girl Friends, Inc., Circle-Lets, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pamela is a past member of the board of trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, past president of the Boston Chapter of Links, Inc., and a former president of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.
Pamela is married and has two children.