For Immediate Release May 10, 2021 BUFFALO, NY – – Publisher Sam Yehia announced this week the appointment of Pamela Say as Chief Executive Officer for the global publishing enterprise Orato World Media, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. “Pamela is a seasoned executive with over two decades experience leading high-performance teams,” Yehia said. “She is […]
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2021
BUFFALO, NY – – Publisher Sam Yehia announced this week the appointment of Pamela Say as Chief Executive Officer for the global publishing enterprise Orato World Media, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
“Pamela is a seasoned executive with over two decades experience leading high-performance teams,” Yehia said. “She is adept at working with leadership boards, achieving marketing and revenue targets, and successfully executing multi-channel strategies. She is an exciting addition to our international team.”
The subscriber-based digital platform anticipates global growth over the next two years through an innovative approach to the role of modern-day news. “Orato is dedicated to re-establishing trust in online media by providing legitimate eyewitness stories written by real journalists and verified by editorial staff,” Yehia said.
The company has established a strong, early reach throughout Canada, the United States, Africa, and Latin America by building a network of journalists and providing state-of-the-art support to record and share verified, first-person accounts of world events.
“What excites me about Orato World Media is the confluence of traditional journalistic integrity and the global appetite for digital content,” said Say. “As people began to source information from social media over traditional media, a public mistrust in information ensued that influences the lives of real human beings every day. Orato offers an innovative solution to that complex problem. It offers a digital news source every day people can count on to shed light on critical world events from the very people experiencing them.”
Yehia first launched Orato World Media in the 1990s and the company quickly gained attention. It was recognized as one of the top 12 news websites in the world, earning a 2008 Webby Award; was called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, and was named the “Yahoo Site of the Week” in 2000. As Yehia’s other businesses expanded rapidly he withdrew the media company. “Today’s market condition and the state of news media worldwide reset the stage for relevancy and timeliness of the Orato concept,” Yehia said. With Yehia as Publisher as Say as CEO, the two seek to proliferate the brand globally.
Say is a native of Western New York, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University in 2001, and a Master’s in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College in 2016. For the last 15 years she worked for private colleges and universities in marketing, brand management, fundraising, public and government relations, and enrollment management. She served the last seven of those years in the c-suite as a Vice President.
Prior to her work in higher education, she served in public relations and fundraising for HomeCare & Hospice in Olean, NY. Say has managed multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns, is the author of five books and has been recognized with myriad awards including the 2011 Buffalo Business First 40 Under Forty, 2016 Buffalo Niagara Partnership Athena Young Professional Finalist, 2019 SUNY Empire State Emerging Leader Award, and the 2020 Leadership Allegany Founder’s Award. Say has presented at over 40 regional and national conferences and has been featured in Advancing Philanthropy Magazine, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the national Wiley Journal Fundraising Success. She has served as faculty for the Asking Academy in Oklahoma and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Management Institute. She is a past president of the board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western New York Chapter and former board member of Cuba Memorial Hospital and the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce. Say lives in Blasdell, NY with her daughter and enjoys
writing, golfing, and traveling in her free time.
Visit Orato World Media at https://orato.world. For more information contact Pamela Say at 716-307-4848 or Sam Yehia at 604-240-8020