The Charlotte County Airport Authority is an important commitment for Commissioner Seay. However, it is a part-time responsibility.
Ms. Seay's full-time job is teaching law in the Justice Studies Division of Florida Gulf Coast University. Her office is located at the Fort Myers campus of FGCU in Lee County. However, much of her time is spent in Charlotte County teaching via Internet to students across Florida and around the country.
She is a licensed attorney in the state of Florida and is one of only 47 persons in the state who are certified by The Florida Bar in International Law. This has been a very helpful addition to her service on the Airport Authority, since she or her firm have represented pilots and other aviation-related entities, and she has been very active in business development, including international business.
Before becoming an attorney, Pam spent many years in advertising, marketing, and public relations. Her background includes a bachelors degree in Advertising/Graphic Design, and she was an instructor in advertising at the Kendall College of Art & Design and the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.
In 2015, the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, published a book written by Ms. Seay along with John Adams Hodge and Kyle Seay titled "Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operators."
Following is a summary of some of Pam's relevant experience:
Commissioner, Charlotte County Airport Authority, District 1, since January 1997
Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Member, American Association of Airport Executives
Member, Women in Aviation
Member, Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
Member, International Aviation Women's Association
Member, International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA), former vice-chair for IFTTA North America
Former board member, Suncoast Waterway Advisory Board
Past Trustee, Edison State College Board of Trustees
Past board member, Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, 2006 - 2010
Past board member, Charlotte Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, 1999 - 2007
Commissioner or alternate, Charlotte County Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization, since 2000
Past board member, Arts & Humanities Council, 1997-99
Member, Professional Ethics Committee, The Florida Bar, 2007 - 2010
Executive Committee, International Law Section of The Florida Bar, since 2006
JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC
LLM, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL
BFA, Kendall School of Design College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, 1997 - present
Professor, Edison Community College, 1993 - 1996
Attorney, part-time private practice, firm now called Seay Law International PA, 1993 to present
Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, 1972 - 1986
International Law, The Florida Bar, initial certification obtained in 2001
Grantsmanship Training Program Certificate, TGCI, The Grantsmanship Center, February 2004
MBA Certificate, 2003, Tulane University Freeman School of Business, on-line
Mediation Certificate, Mediation Institute of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1995
Certificate, Advertising Design, Kendall School of Design, College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1977
RECENT PRESENTATIONS ABOUT AVIATION and BUSINESS
Aviation Security and Personal Privacy: What Price Security?, International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates – North America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 19, 2010
TSA and General Aviation, Forbidden Places: Tourism & Trade, The Florida Bar CLE, September 24, 2010
Gulfshore Business Magazine, quoted in article on Business Trends in Recession, January 2010 issue
Sustaining Our Communities Without Compromising Our Ethics; Annual Meeting, Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, Miami, FL, September 12, 2008
Charlotte County Airport Authority: A Friendly Place for Commerce and Aviation, Acipi Piricicaba, Piricicaba, Brazil, October 20, 2011
Commercial Aviation at the Punta Gorda Airport, Associacao Comercial y Industrial de Piricacaba, Piricacaba, Brazil, October 19, 2011
Foreign Trade Zone and Commerce at the Punta Gorda Airport, Curso de Internacionalizacao de Empresas, Universidade Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, October 18, 2011
RECOGNITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, and OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
"Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operators," published by the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, by Pamella Seay, John Adams Hodge and Kyle Seay
Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad, US Department of Education Fulbright Foundation
Oxford Round Table, Pembroke College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
Foreign Business in South Carolina, published by the South Carolina State Development Board and Berry, Dunbar, Daniel, O'Connor, & Jordan, 1st and 2nd editions published by the South Carolina State Development Board. The 2nd edition was recognized as a “Top Ten State Publication” by the South Carolina Legislature.
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