The Team

Pamela J Moore, SPHR 

Pamela is the founder of Compass Human Resources.  She has 25+ years of human resource generalist experience in a wide range of industries including large restaurant chains, manufacturing, insurance and environmental consulting.  Her areas of expertise include everything from tools and systems to long-range strategic planning.

For the past several years, Pamela has also been providing her expertise to organizations in the sustainability arena.  She is co-developer and co-host of the annual Green Professional’s Conference.  She is dedicated to helping that industry grow by connecting great talent with sustainable organizations.

In addition to being a certified HR professional, Pamela also holds a degree in Accounting – she can read a balance sheet and knows the difference between revenue and cash flow. This gives her a unique perspective on her clients’ businesses.

 Supporting the HR Profession

  • Board Member, Conference Chair – ASTD Cascadia (American Society for Training and Development) – 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 (Currently President Elect 2011/2012)
  • Member – SHRM (Society for Human Resource Professionals)
  • Member – PHRMA (PortlandHuman Resource Management Association)
  • Presenter – Achieve Green NW, CUPA-HR Conference
  • Developer/Host – Career Services for Green Professionals Conference, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Author – providing articles on relevant HR topics to Software Association of Oregon, and Hirecentrix

Building Stronger Businesses

Pamela has applied her broad expertise to help businesses build human resource functions that reduce risk, support company culture, engage employees and provide a foundation for growth.


Larry Ferguson – Trusted Partner

Larry has been a trusted partner of Compass HR for several years.  We work together on leadership development and coaching projects.  Here’s how he describes his business:

I own and manage Compass Consulting Group (a division of Larry Ferguson & Associates, Inc.), specializing in assisting new and emerging managers to become more effective leaders.

Along with three other colleagues, I help high-performing, high potential managers (newly promoted, newly hired, or newly transferred) to become tomorrow’s leaders.  We offer our clients advice and guidance to identify their strengths and limitations; then coach them to create action-focused development plans.  We work aggressively with them to define measurable outcomes that document application, business impact and, in some cases, ROI (Return on Investment) while “holding their feet to the fire.”

Outside of my consulting and coaching, I’ve been involved in several leadership positions with volunteer and professional associations Boards.  Among them, I’ve served as the President for a local Toastmaster club as well as President of a nonprofit volunteer board.

I also teach a six-week course on group process and development at Portland State University’s professional development Center.