Pam Barker Named Group Benefits Executive
LifeStore Insurance recently welcomed Pam Barker to the Insurance Team. “We could not be more pleased about Pam’s addition to the insurance team as Group Benefits Executive,” commented LifeStore Insurance President Jody Brown. “Pam’s experience is unmatched. She grew up here, has served in a leadership capacity assisting LifeStore employees for 18 years and is now willing to assist the businesses we serve.”
Pam will be assisting clients with group insurance and employee benefits in all of the offices where LifeStore is located. Pam has experience in aligning employee benefit plans with company objectives, health care reform challenges, plan administration, and various other areas of human resources expertise.
"I am excited to be working with employers and helping them to provide benefits to their employees and I enjoy working with our clients and learning about their business and communities,” commented Pam.
Pam is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Finance. She began her career at LifeStore in 1994 as a teller in the downtown West Jefferson branch. She became Human Resources Director in 1998 and at different intervals her duties also included loan operations, accounting, facilities management and deposit operations.
Pam is the organist and treasurer at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Glendale Springs and is active in the Ladies Auxiliary and VBS. Pam also serves on the board of directors for the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic. She and her husband Mitchell live in Glendale Springs and have two children, Josh and Hannah. Josh is married and lives in Glendale Springs and is an HVAC Installer/Service Technician. Hannah is a rising junior at Ashe County High School.