Pamela (Pam) Haze is a Project Director with the National Academy of Public Administration. Pam retired in August of 2014 after 35 years in the Federal service. She served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget beginning in 2005. Prior to that, she was the Director and Co-Director of the Department’s Office of Budget. She began her service as a Senior Executive in 1999 when she was appointed the Deputy Director of Budget. During her tenure, Pam worked with five Interior Secretaries and was the second in command during the Presidential transition in 2009.
Pam spent the majority of her Federal career with the Department of the Interior, gaining experience in several Interior bureaus, including the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Her experience with Interior agencies includes working as a planner, hydrologist, field biologist, contaminant biologist, program analyst, administrator, and budget analyst.
Early in her career, Pam was the Budget Officer for the Small Business Administration and worked as a compliance specialist with the Office of the Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System. She also worked for Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
Pam received an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology and a graduate degree in environmental science at George Mason University. In 2015, Pam and her husband Gary Barber relocated to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from Washington, D.C., where they were city residents for over 35 years.