Name: Pam Bjerke
Organization/Title: Stearn’s Bank CHRO, SPHRLength of time as a FEW Member: Less than 1 year
Hometown: Rice, MN
Family: Married with six children ages 26, 24, 17, 15, and two 4.5 year old twin girls What do you actually do at work? I work hard to place the right people in the right places to contribute to the organization’s success. I have an outstanding team and strive to support them in achieving their goals, and be a conduit for their success.
What was your first job? I had my own paper delivery route in sixth grade. Growing up in northern MN, I recall some COLD delivery route days in the winter!
Favorite vacation spot? I love to travel! Norway, China, and Alaska are favorites that I would love to return to some day!
What are three words that best describe you? Competitive, adventurous, and compassionate.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A professional fishing guide (and I still do!).
What is something you're obsessed with? I sit on the board of Anna Marie’s Alliance and am extremely passionate about advocacy for women and children affected by domestic violence in our community. I’d love to share more about how we as women executives and our companies can partner with Anna Marie’s to provide support with all of you! Reach out to me!
If you opened a business, what type of business would it be? Someday I’d like to have a fishing/outdoors guide service that caters to building skills of confidence and self-worth, particularly with children and women.
What would other FEW members be surprised to learn about you? I spend almost all of my free time in a boat (or on the ice) fishing and am a member of women anglers of Minnesota (WAM). If you like to fish, WAM is a great place to learn more and be connected to a great group of women across the state!