Pam Eaton, President/CEO

ceoPam Eaton has served as President/CEO of the Idaho Retailers Association (IRA) since January 2001, building the voice of retailers across Idaho in the legislature, regulatory and federal arenas, the media and general public. She has over 20 years of experience in state retail association management and lobbying, having been with the Washington Retail Association prior to moving to Idaho to lead the IRA.

Representing the IRA, Pam sits on over one-dozen agency and private sector committees, including the Idaho Food Safety Advisory Council, one of five business appointed positions on the Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Task Force, and Idaho Power’s Idaho Resource Planning Advisory Committee and their Consumer Advisory Group (of which on both, Pam is the only member representing the commercial sector). On behalf of the IRA, Pam also sits on the Governor’s Alcohol Beverage Control Task Force and several other coalitions that are focusing on alcohol issues like training, compliance checks, funding and licensing. She also sits on the boards of directors of the Idaho Liability Reform Coalition, the Idaho Advertising Federation, the Governor’s Idaho Preferred Program, the Idaho Legislative Advisors, and is a past board member of the Council of State Retail Associations and past chairman of the Idaho Society of Association Executives.

Pam graduated from Washington State University, has been married for over 20 years to John (who is also a lobbyist and works for a trade association), and has two wonderful kids – Zach and Reagan.