Covignton - Pamela
Pamela Covington is the Managing Director of Public Policy, Global Public Policy and Government Relations at Verisign, Inc. VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world to connect online with confidence.
Ms. Covington began her Verisign career in May, 2010 in Naming Services working on Special Programs such as the Internationalized Domain Names Software Developers’ Consortium (IDN SDC). She represents Verisign at several member organizations such as Tech America, IGF-USA, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and is a newly appointed member of the Board of Directors for the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Verisign, Ms. Covington was the Director of Committee Activities and Corporate Relations for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the United States representing over 1,100 companies and 280,000 employees in Northern Virginia. She was the President of the Equal Footing Foundation (formerly the NVTC Foundation) which provides after school computer access, mentoring and robotics for under-served youths ages 8-18, by encouraging public-private partnerships to develop and sustain Computer Clubhouses in Northern Virginia.
Ms. Covington was the CEO/owner of four industrial maintenance companies specializing in the maintenance of oil refineries, electric power plants and petrochemical plants in California and Texas, USA. She sold the businesses in 1997.
Ms. Covington has several years experience in federal government. She was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State and the Director of Administration for the Office of Presidential Personnel, The White House.
Ms. Covington graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She also studied at the Austro-American Institute of Education in Vienna, Austria. She has served as a Board of Director on several civic non-profit organizations.