Pamela M. Zacharias

Chief Operating Officer

Pamela M. Zacharias is the Chief Operating Officer at Meissner Tierney. She is a service-driven human resource professional with proven success in the strategic development and implementation of benefits and programs that attract and retain top talent. Her expertise includes full lifecycle recruitment, change management, project management and process improvement. She possesses exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, engenders trust, resolves conflict, and drives engagement and collaboration. Pamela is a health and wellness advocate, with a reputation for creativity in developing programs and events that motivate employees to adopt healthy lifestyles. In addition, Pamela serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.


  • UW-Madison – Course Study in Broadcast Journalism
  • UW-Milwaukee – Bachelor of Science School of Social Welfare in Criminal Justice
  • MATC – Business Accounting

Professional Organizations

  • SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • MMSHRM (Metropolitan Milwaukee Society for Human Resource Management)
  • ALA (Association of Legal Administrators)
  • WALA (Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators) current President, former VP of Communications, former Secretary

Community / Civic Activities

  • Volunteer for Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (1996)
  • Volunteer for St. John’s Meal Program (2006)
  • Volunteer – Irish Fest (2002)
  • Volunteer – Best Buddies (2010)
  • WALA Board Member – Current: President, past: VP of Communications, Secretary
  • Volunteer at Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
  • Volunteer – Literacy Services of Wisconsin


  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude


  • SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute)

Speeches, Articles, or Publications

  • A regular contributor to WALA newsletters