Pamela K. WalkerDirector of Communications

As Communications Director, Pamela Walker oversees all public affairs, media relations, social media and publications for the department.

Walker has nearly 30 years in communications, media and public relations. She started her state service in 2000 as a public information officer at the former Department of Correction before being promoted to director of Public Affairs. She served as corporate communications director for the North Carolina Education Lottery for four years. She returned to the Department of Correction in 2010 as the department's external affairs director prior to the consolidation that created the Department of Public Safety.Before joining state government, Walker worked for 10 years in broadcasting in a variety of roles that included producer, reporter and back-up anchor.

A Charlotte native, Walker holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.