Pamela Jones Cunningham

Chair Emerita

Pamela is World Ocean School's first Chair Emerita, having served on the Board of Directors for nine years. 

After an initial stint in the NYC finance world, Pamela moved to publishing, first for three years in editorial at House Beautiful, followed by eight years at Newsweek in varied positions including corporate contributions, special events, public relations and editing. She founded Jones & Owens, providing marketing services for Tissot Watch Company, Marriott properties, Domecq Wines, Pony Sneakers and Newsweek.

Pamela served on the Council for the New York Philharmonic and the Junior Committee for the Metropolitan Museum. In Connecticut she served on the Darien Arts Council board of directors for three years, and on the board of Shakespeare on the Sound for six years, two of which she served as president.

Pamela continues her work in the non-profit arena: she has been with the board of World Ocean School for eight years, serving as chair for the last three, and has been a board member for No Water No Life since its inception. Pamela lives with her husband Tod, a trustee of The Connecticut River Museum, in Essex CT and St. Croix, USVI. They are members of the Essex Yacht Club, The New York Yacht Club and Netflix.