Pam Nicholson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Nicholson – a 33-year veteran of Enterprise – is only the third CEO in the privately held company’s 57-year history and the first to come from outside the Taylor family, which founded the company. As CEO, Nicholson is a corporate officer and the highest ranking woman at Enterprise Holdings and in the entire $24-billion U.S. car rental industry. She is also the highest ranking woman among the world’s largest travel companies and, based on company revenue, ranks among the top 15 female CEOs across all industries. Nicholson began her career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1981 as a Management Trainee herself, after graduating from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts. Over the next 12 years, she was promoted through the ranks from St. Louis to Regional Vice President in Southern California. During that period, the Southern California regional subsidiary grew from 1,000 to more than 27,000 cars in its fleet, and today is the company’s largest regional subsidiary.