CEO/President, BBB Serving Southern Arizona
Pamela Crim has extensive experience in non-profit work and has also owned her own businesses which has given her a unique edge in preparation for her position of CEO of BBB Serving Southern Arizona. Her most well-known business is the regional internet service provider Dakotacom.net, which she owned and operated for over eight years. During her time there, she orchestrated the acquisition of the DSL segment of a large local internet service provider, AZStarnet. She also secured long-term contracts with big names such as University of Arizona, Canyon Ranch, Krebs Engineers, and Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.
Before selling Dakotacom.net she earned two Copper Cactus Awards for Best Place to Work and the Business Growth Award.
Before joining BBB, Crim was the Director of Sales for Southern Arizona at Cox Business Arizona, in this role she developed and maintained strategic relationships with community outreach partners, set strategy of capital investment for Cox Business network’s downtown expansion, and led the sales team in the Southern Arizona marketplace.
Crim has lived all over the country while working for Baxter Healthcare for 15 plus years but has been in Tucson for 24 years. She loves the Southern Arizona community and has served on several different non-profit boards. Currently she serves as Chair of La Frontera Behavior Health and as Chair of “Woman at the Top” one of the largest Tucson’s Women’s Business Groups. Throughout the years Crim has also served on the boards of Make A Wish AZ, Junior Achievement, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and served as a Small Business Commissioner for the city of Tucson.
During the last three years at BBB, her leadership has grown the BBB’s Accredited Business base and focused extensive efforts for outreach to our rural and border communities. Additionally, the BBB now plays an active role educating and safe guarding our military population from being victims of fraud and scams. The recent re-launch of BBB’s Charity Review to the So AZ non-profit community on March 1, 2018, has been well embraced by our community and a critical resource for wise giving!
‘My continued vision for the BBB of Southern Arizona is to ensure that we are reaching the entire community not just our current members. We want the new entrepreneurs and young consumers to better get to know us and truly understand all we have to offer Southern Arizona. We take our mission very seriously and we need to be creative in finding ways to reach all businesses and consumers.” Pam Crim
Crim has a 25-year-old son attending the University of AZ who keeps her on her toes. He is a real-life resource of insight into the generation she aims to reach for future BBB initiatives. Reaching this generation is crucial to the future of many organizations and the BBB’s keeping current relationships, while also building new ones, is the key to this mission of relevancy and community support.