Pam Gulleson is vice president of Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. She is responsible for public affairs at the enterprise level, including corporate advocacy strategy, managing external business and government relations at the local, state and federal level, and public relations efforts for the organization.
Before joining BCBSND in 2012, she served in the North Dakota State House of Representatives for 16 years and as chief of staff for North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan for nine years. Other positions held by Gulleson include director for allied health programs for the North Dakota State College of Science, licensed nutritionist and director for nutrition programming at the Sargent and Ransom County Public Health offices in North Dakota.
A graduate of North Dakota State University, Fargo, Gulleson holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition and education. She also completed master's coursework in Public Policy Administration from the North Dakota University System and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Since 1980, Gulleson has been a partner in a North Dakota ranching and farming business with her husband and their three sons.