Heard on Campus: Pamela Sorensen of Pamela's Punch at IST Start-up Week

“Never underestimate ‘working for the man’ as long as you have to. What really fed my soul was working for a smaller company. I saw where my input actually had output, and I liked that. I believe that one of the most important assets that you have is your relationships with other people. The way that the world works is referrals; utilize them. Learn from your past, embrace the present, anticipate the future.”

-- Pamela Sorensen, a 1994 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State with undergraduate degree in speech communications. Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch LLC, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, D.C.’s elite social, professional and philanthropic scene. She spoke during Penn State’s College of Information Sciences’ second annual IST Start-up Week, being held March 18-23; details on the week's events are at http://ist.psu.edu/startup. A livestream is available at http://justin.tv/collegeofist and Twitter coverage is at #ISTStartup

Sorensen’s current leadership positions in the nation’s capital include: Artists and Athletes Alliance Corporate Advisory Board member, Refugees International’s Young Humanitarian Circle co-chair, ColorComm Networks Advisory Board member, Fashion for Paws Executive Committee member, and Once Upon a Prom Executive Committee member.

Sorensen was featured in the Lindsay Volkswagen’s “Sign Then Drive” TV ad, Washington Life TV’s “Year in Review” on the CW-DC50, the national radio show Peter Greenberg World Wide, & Planet Green's Emeril Green with Emeril Lagasse. She has made numerous guest interview appearances on FOX News Sunday (nationally), News Channel 8/WJLA, “Live This Morning”, “Let’s Talk Live!”, and “Washington Business Tonight with Rebecca Cooper”, Comcast Newsmakers, & DC’s Office of Cable Television TV-16.  She is consistently featured in print publications such as Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Capitol File, DC Modern Luxury, and Washington Life, and has been in Vanity Fair, and was the chosen Insider for Wallpaper* Washington DC Tour Guide. Along with the Punch brand, Sorensen consults clients in the role of a Brand Ambassador. She lives in Arlington, Va.

Last Updated March 22, 2013