Dr. Newman is an international insurance broker specializing in Fortune 500 clients worldwide. She is the President and CEO of The Newman Team at Aon Corporation.
Dr. Newman is on the Board of Directors of China Healthcare Holdings Ltd, Board of the Police Athletic League of New York, the Corporate Board of Carnegie Hall, and is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a member of the Associate Committee of the Juilliard School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Economic Club of NY; a Vice Chairman of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a member of the Women’s Medical Center Advisory Board of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; a past President of the Financial Women’s Association. She is on the Board of the Brain Trauma Foundation and The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Chapter and the New York Citizens Budget Commission. She also Chairs the Child/Care/After School Committee for the PAL.
Her business and professional writings include articles in American Bar Association publications and Real Estate Forum. She has authored Lessons Learned and Terms of Engagement and co-authored Organizational Communication and Behind Closed Doors; A Guide to Effective Meetings.
Dr. Newman has received many awards. The Greater New York Council of The Boy Scouts of America awarded Dr. Newman “Distinguished Woman of the Year” in 2009. In 2008, The March of Dimes (Construction and Transportation Division) presented her the Service to Humanity Award; The Woman of the Year Award from the Police Athletic League of New York in 2007; The Spirit of New York Award from The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Chapter in 2006; The Leadership Award from The American Jewish Committee in 2005 and The Humanitarian of the Year Award by the American Cancer Society of Long Island in 2004.
Pamela Newman earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Michigan. During her years in academia, she received a three-year teaching fellowship and was awarded the Horace A. Rackham Doctoral Research Grant.
She is married to Henry E. Kates. She has two children, Romy and Theodore.