Pam Iorio Takes Helm at Big Brothers, Big Sisters

A Pennsylvania pharmaceutical executive and father of two, Terrell Herring volunteers as a leader in his church and supports a variety of charitable causes. In particular, Terrell Herring has a longstanding relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which he has supported for over two decades.

A mentoring organization supported by volunteers and donors, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides young people ages 6 through 18 with role models and mentors who help teach them to succeed in school as well as in their social lives and careers. Studies show that beneficiaries of the program perform better in school, enjoy healthier family relationships, and experience reduced risks of drug and alcohol abuse.

Upon the retirement of its former president Charles Pierson in February 2014, Big Brothers selected a new president, former Tampa, Florida, mayor Pam Iorio, effective March 31, 2014. Iorio served for two terms as mayor ending in 2011, departing office with an extraordinary 87 percent approval rating. A popular speaker on leadership matters, she possesses a strong record of bringing communities together.

Iorio worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters during her time in office, establishing the Mayor’s Mentoring Program and providing city employees with paid time off for participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring activities. She hopes to continue building on Pierson’s work in 2014 and beyond.