Pamela A. Bakewell


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  • Name : Pamela A. Bakewell
  • Job : Chief Operating Officer
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  • Address : 3800 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

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Hello, I’m Pamela A. Bakewell

Pamela A. Bakewell is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bakewell Company, one of the largest African American commercial real estate development companies in the Western United States.  The Bakewell Company is also the Parent Company of Bakewell Media, owner of the LA Sentinel and the LA Watts Times Newspapers and WBOK Radio Station in New Orleans, LA.  As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Bakewell oversees the day-to-day operations of the real estate development and redevelopment projects, the print and broadcasting divisions of the Bakewell Company and the company’s premier food and family festival, Taste of Soul, which reached record attendance of over 350,000 in 2017.  Ms. Bakewell’s pivotal leadership role in the growth of her family’s businesses, as well as her family’s legacy in civil rights advocacy, has led to her strong relationships with corporations, advertisers, retailers, small to mid-size businesses, community groups, non-profits and political leadership in the Los Angeles and Los Angeles County communities.

Continuing her family’s legacy in non-profit leadership, Ms. Bakewell currently serves as the President of Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation, which helps hospitalized children affected by leukemia, sickle cell disease, and other blood disorders.  At different points in her career, Ms. Bakewell also held Executive leadership positions at the Los Angeles Urban League, the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, and Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

Highly regarded as a uniquely talented business leader, motivator and mentor, Ms. Bakewell has given her time and expertise to numerous social and community causes.  She currently serves as a Board Member of the Brotherhood Crusade, Brotherhood Business Development & Capital Fund, Mothers In Action and the African American Unity Center. Ms. Bakewell recently served on the Commission on the Status of Women for the City of Los Angeles as an appointee of Mayor Eric Garcetti.  She is also a member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, a lifetime member of the National Council of Negro Women and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for advancing human rights for African Americans.  Ms. Bakewell is also a former board member of the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP).  In 2016, Ms. Bakewell was the recipient of the Woman of Power Community Service Award by the 10th Council District’s Women’s Steering Committee under the leadership of LA Council President Herb Wesson. In 2013, she received the Community Leadership Award from the Woman-to-Woman Recovery Programs in Long Beach and later that year, the LA Urban League Young Professionals honored her for Outstanding Leadership.  In 2011, Ms. Bakewell received the prestigious SHERO award presented by former Senator Curren Price (currently LA City Councilman for the 9th District), for her outstanding community service and leadership. Ms. Bakewell is passionate about advancing leadership and career opportunities for young people.

Pamela Bakewell was born in New Orleans, LA, earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and holds a California Real Estate Sales License.  Although Ms. Bakewell has attained an impressive list of professional achievements, her most cherished personal accomplishment has been raising five wonderful children in the midst of balancing her busy career. Faith and family are Ms. Bakewell’s top priorities.