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Executive Team

Pam Iorio
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Midkiff
Chief Financial Officer

Walter Wood
Chief Operating Officer

Pam Iorio
President and Chief Executive Officer

“I like to serve. I like to feel like I’m making a difference. I’m no different than any of you in that regard. You want to feel, at the end of your time, that you’ve done something that’s worth something. I thought it would make sense to meet the needs of this organization so we can help even more children across the country.” - Pam Iorio

Pam Iorio's biography:

Pam Iorio is president and chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  She is the former two-term Mayor of Tampa, Florida (2003-2011).  Author of STRAIGHTFORWARD: Ways to Live and Lead, Iorio is a frequent speaker who delivers an inspiring and empowering message about straightforward leadership – the importance of leading oneself well in order to effectively lead others. She has also been a regular contributor, writing a biweekly history column for The Tampa Tribune called, “Our Journey.”

As mayor of the nation’s 54th largest city, Iorio brought a professional, business-like culture to the city focused on measurable results. Her tenure was marked by a revitalized downtown, massive investments in infrastructure, economic redevelopment through Community Redevelopment Areas, commitment to the arts, emphasis on neighborhood improvements, unprecedented reduction in crime and fiscal soundness -- with financial reserves tripling even during a recession. Iorio has a proven commitment to mentoring.  As part of her Mayor’s Mentoring Program, she partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and offered employees paid time off to mentor children. She left office in 2011 with an 87 percent approval rating.

First elected to public office at age 26, Iorio was the youngest person to win a seat on the Board of County Commissioners for Hillsborough County, Florida.  The following year she was selected as Chairman of the Board. In 1992 she was elected for the first of three terms as the county’s Supervisor of Elections.  In 1999 she served as the president of the State Association of Supervisors of Elections, where she served as a spokesperson for the organization during the highly publicized 2000 presidential election in Florida.  Afterwards she helped lead statewide efforts to reform Florida’s elections.

In 2012 Iorio was asked by community leaders to temporarily lead the Children’s Board – an organization going through a crisis in leadership. In eleven months she turned the agency around making significant organizational and fiscal improvements, setting it on a positive course and assisting the Board in the selection of a permanent leader. Iorio holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from The American University, Washington D.C., and a M.A. degree in History from the University of South Florida.

Tim Midkiff
Chief Financial Officer

Tim Midkiff joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as controller in December 2013. In September 2014, he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Tim oversees Information Technology, Grant Compliance and Quality Assurance, Payroll, Internal Audit, Annual Audit, Building Maintenance, and BBBSA Foundation.

Tim previously served as the controller for American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region. While at American Lung Association he lead in consecutive years of successful annual federal audits, managed grants from varying federal agencies as well as lead in several mergers.

Prior to joining American Lung Association, Tim served as the controller for Family Gateway. Tim comes from a background of business ownership where he successfully led the company from start-up to expansion to multiple locations.

Tim received a Bachelor Degree from Baylor University and Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Dallas.




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Walter Wood
Chief Operating Officer

Walter Wood joined Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America as Chief Operating Officer after a successful career in the juvenile justice field. 

Walter most recently served 15 years as the Executive Director of Alabama’s Department of Youth Services. His work promoting agency improvement and coordinating statewide system change was recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance as a “Shining Light” of juvenile system reform and by the Southern Legislative Conference as an example of innovative government reform. Walter spent his career working to de-emphasize the use of institutions to treat young offenders. He successfully reduced the size of Alabama’s system while growing the number of non-residential, local diversion programs providing community-based, individual treatment options for low-risk, troubled young offenders.  He believes there is no substitute for a positive, caring role model in the life of a young person.

Walter began his career as a juvenile probation officer in the Mississippi Delta and served in several supervisory and management positions in the juvenile systems in Mississippi and Alabama. With a Master’s Degree in Counseling and an MBA in Management, Walter hopes to make a contribution to the success of the national office and our affiliates across the country.

Board of Directors

National Board Chair
Elizabeth A. Smith
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bloomin' Brands Inc.

Wallace C. Arnold
Major General (Retired), United States Army
Interim Assistant Provost, Hampton University

Rudy J. Baldoni
President & CEO, Newport Investment Associates

Alan Bernon
Senior Advisor and President, Affiliate Division, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Leonard A. Bernstein
Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Emily Chen Carrera
Private Wealth Real Estate Specialist & Chief of Research, Olshan Realty, Inc.

Casey Coffman
Senior Director of Business Affairs, Augusta National Golf Club

Lenny Comma
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President, Jack in the Box

Bill Graham
President & General Manager, Materne North America/Group Mom

William W. “Bill” Hanna
President (Retired), Koch Industries, Inc.

Brian Klein
Partner, Steelhead Partners

James B. Lee, Jr.
Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Greg Page – Chair 2008 and 2009
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill, Inc.

J. Heath Shuler
Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs - Duke Energy Corporation

Kate Snow
National Correspondent, NBC News

Todd Wartchow
EVP - Hd. of Strategy, Wells Fargo Insurance

Foundation for BBBSA 

Board of Directors

Raymond (Chip) Newton
Board Chairman

Wallace C. Arnold

Rudy J. Baldoni

Frank D. Bracken

Grace Gallegos

Chris Owens

Steven L. Schwartz

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