Pamela CashwellChief Dep. Sec., Professional Standards Policy & Planning

Pamela Cashwell

Pamela Brewington Cashwell serves as the chief deputy secretary of Professional Standards, Policy and Planning and as the secretary’s senior policy advisor. In this role, Cashwell oversees the Office of Special Investigations, Internal Audit, the Communications Office, Private Protective Services, Policy and Strategic Planning and PREA.

Cashwell formerly served as assistant director of the State Ethics Commission. Prior to that, the North Carolina native held numerous legal positions at the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, the Civil Rights Division within the U.S. Department of Justice, and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cashwell holds a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and a bachelor’s in economics also from UNC-Chapel Hill. A long-time advocate for American Indian and women’s issues, Cashwell serves on the university’s Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the Women’s Leadership Council and was appointed by Gov. Cooper to serve on the N.C. Human Trafficking Commission.