Pamela R. L. Lessing
Vice President, Director of Creative Media and Travel
Pamela R. L. Lessing is currently the Director of Creative Media and Travel of Linking Human Systems. She is a director of the LINC Foundation and President and CEO of Chilin Resources, a company involved in financial and business consultation to individuals, educational and cultural non-profit organizations, and museums. Ms Lessing is a director of The Colorado Film Institute and on the Advisory Board of Game Creek Club, Vail Colorado.
Ms. Lessing is the Official photographer of the International Family Therapy Association and administers the organization’s photographic web site. She is also author of the series: The First Week …; A Basic Guide for… (Washington, D.C.: Capital Books, Inc.) and other technical and educational manuals and books.
Ms. Lessing is a graduate of the University of Rochester (BA) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (MSinLS). As Deputy Librarian at the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C., she administered the second largest international law library in the United States. She then worked for the education department of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. During this period, she served for four years as NASM’s representative to the Smithsonian Education Volunteer Advisory Board.
In 1983, Ms. Lessing moved to Colorado where she continued her financial consultation business working primarily with individuals and small businesses. Since this time, Ms. Lessing has been appointed an executive officer of two foundations and named to Leadership Boulder of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. She also was asked to serve on numerous advisory boards and their executive committees, including the Women’s Incentive Fund, University of Colorado; the Colorado Music Festival (including two years as treasurer), and the Interfaith Council of Boulder.
In 1991, Ms. Lessing was made a member of the Trustee’s Council, University of Rochester and two years later was appointed as a member of the Visiting Committee of The College. In addition she served as consultant to the Denver Art Museum and the Asian Art Coordinating Council. A year later, Ms. Lessing was made a director of the F.W. Lessing Institute for European History and Culture at Tel Aviv University. It was at this time that her business, Chilin Resources, turned more towards financial administration of small businesses, consultation to non-profit organizations, publishing, and educational workshops.
Ms. Lessing is the mother of two children and resides in Edwards, Colorado. She is an internationally recognized collector of Asian Art and has had several of her collections exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a noted lecturer in the field and has made numerous television and radio appearances. In addition, she is a licensed private pilot (single engine land, single engine sea, glider), scuba diver, sailer, and amateur radio operator. She is an avid skier and she was awarded the International Gold Test Pin in St. Moritz, Switzerland. She is a race official of the FIS and the USSA.