August 1, 2014

Pamela Clapp Hinkle

Director of Development & External Relations

Pam ClappPamela Clapp Hinkle is the MBL’s Director of Development & External Relations. A Cape Cod native, Pam earned a B.S. in biology from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She joined the MBL in 1982 as assistant editor of the MBL’s international journal, The Biological Bulletin, and has served the laboratory in a variety of capacities since then. She has managed the MBL’s acclaimed Science Journalism Program since its founding in 1986 and coordinated the laboratory’s centennial events in 1988. In 1989 she was promoted to Managing Editor of The Biological Bulletin, and in 1992 she was named Director of Communications, with oversight for the journal as well as all MBL publications, the MBL’s web site, Discovery Campaign collateral and events, media relations, and public outreach activities. She was also actively involved in the development of the MBL’s Strategic Plan and in implementing the laboratory’s Image and Identity initiative. Under Pam’s leadership, the Communications team launched MBL Catalyst, a magazine published twice a year. In September 2008 Pam was named Director of Development & External Relations. In this role she manages the MBL’s fundraising, government relations, and communications activities. She recently directed the MBL’s most ambitious fund raising effort to date, the $125M Catalyst Campaign, which was launched publicly in July 2010 and completed in December 2012.