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Pamela M. Krill, Class of 2004

IB is celebrating 20 years of the 40 Under 40 in 2020, and will be catching up with past recipients to see what they’ve been up to since they were honored. This week features Pamela M. Krill, shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

What have you accomplished in your professional life/career since your 40 Under 40 selection?

When I was featured, I was an associate at Godfrey & Kahn. Since then, I was elected to become a shareholder/partner of G&K; left private practice for seven years to work “in house,” eventually serving as general counsel and chief legal officer of a mid-size investment advisory firm; and thereafter returned to G&K, where I was again elected to become a shareholder/partner. So, I have come full circle. I have also had the privilege of serving on several nonprofit boards, most recently as a member of the boards of both the Children’s Theater of Madison and the new Madison Youth Arts Center, of which I am very proud.

What accomplishments, milestones, or endeavors have you attained in your personal life since your 40 Under 40 selection?

I have had three children since I was last featured, all of whom are teenagers now and growing up to be responsible, kind members of the community. I helped launch the Madison chapter of Ellevate, an international women’s networking group. The Madison chapter is the only Wisconsin chapter, and I served as co-president of the group until just recently (I am now serving as treasurer). In addition, in the last year, I have gotten involved in local politics, much to my dismay. I am currently running for town board supervisor IV for the Town of Springfield just west of Middleton. April 7 is the election date.

If you were to “do it all over again,” what (if anything) would you do differently throughout your career?

Take more risks early on, before life’s other commitments make it harder to do.

How did your 40 Under 40 selection help your career?

My selection for the 40 Under 40 allowed me to meet other similarly situated folks in the Madison community, of which I am most grateful.

What is something that you have a new passion for since the time of your induction — either professionally or personally?


Based on your experience, do you have any advice for today’s young professionals (under 40)?

Think big and take risks, but always be true to yourself and never do anything that undermines your integrity or ethics.

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