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Saturday, April 29, 2017

My last day at Intel

The weeks leading up Friday were rough. A lot of tears and sadness and reflection. But now that I have turned in my laptop and cell phone, signed the appropriate paperwork and said my final goodbyes, I'm doing ok. I'm feeling reflective as I remember all the good times and the wonderful places I've visited and the people I've met.

In my first few years at Intel I traveled to Sydney, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Barcelona and probably a few other International destinations I can't remember. I walked on the Great Wall in China, went to a Jade factory and explored the Forbidden City & Tinanmen Square. In Barcelona we enjoyed La Rambla and the Sagrada Familia. As well as the wonderful food and night life.

In Sydney we attended a symphony at the Sydney Opera House and toured Sydney Harbor and The Rocks area. I was in Singapore on Mother's Day one year and was feeling down. My colleague (thank you Kevin) took me out for Chili Crab and I think we also enjoyed high tea at the Four Seasons!

I've also been to the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta twice, attended the AT&T Pro Am too many times to remember and seen many local performances & events.

I've been a SF Giants fan my entire life and I almost lost my mind when I had the privilege of played a full round of golf with Barry Bonds a few years ago! He was a perfect gentleman and it was a day I will never forget. All of these events and activities were focused on customer events and training and educating the world about Intel based technology.

These are things I do not take for granted. They were gifts -- traveling internationally isn't always fun but with my colleagues and managers we always made the most of it.

I've met and worked with, and for the best & brightest. I learned from them and have been challenged to work harder and smarter. My leadership team and friends have taught me to never give up, and to always leave a legacy and help others.

That's what I'm doing. I'm fighting for a cure, educating everyone I come in contact with and doing my best to raise money for research.

Thank you Intel for helping me grow, for pushing me, guiding me and giving me 17 wonderful years. There was no such thing as an 8 hour day--it was more like 10 hours minimum but I can honestly say I loved it! I will miss all of you and hope our paths cross again.

God bless you and thank you💜


  1. Thank you are amazing and prayers for your next endevor. Please keep us updated!

  2. Really remarkable. Just like you!!!

  3. Pam, Intel was lucky to have you. All my best. Jeff DeFranco

  4. Nicely said Pam. A great tribute to a company that has given you some solid experiences and a great foundation to empower and motivate you to succeed in the next chapter that you have been called to. God bless.

  5. Pam - Wonderful article in today's East Bay Times about your diagnosis and very public efforts to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. You are a very brave person to come public about your condition and how it affects your life. Most people would likely sulk into isolation, for fear of being ostracized in society. Hopefully your efforts will empower more people to publicly reach out to others in society about life struggles, whatever those struggles may be.

    May you enjoy each day as you continue on your journey. Live in the present, as each day is truly a gift. Mary Rae Fouts

  6. We all love and miss you Pam!
    What are you doing now may in fact be much more important and impactful than what you were doing at Intel, and that is saying a LOT!!!! All the best to you, and keep on keeping on!!!