Linda Childs Hothem


Linda Childs Hothem founded PACAM, a warehouse based logistics provider in the San Francisco Bay Area, in 1987 with her late partner and husband Ronald E. Hothem.  In 1996, following Ron’s death, she took over his industrial real estate portfolio growing its holdings over 200%.  In 2008, after 21 years of operating PACAM, Linda negotiated the sale of that company to Matson Global Distribution Services, an Alexander Baldwin company.  Linda speaks fluent Spanish and has extensive business experience in Panama.  She is the proud mother of Aaron Hothem (21) and Christian Hothem (20).

Awards & Citations

2009 Most Influential Women in Business, San Francisco Business Times

2008 Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times #9

2008 Woman of the Year, Woman’s Initiative for Self Employment Honoree

2002 Woman Owned Business of the Year, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

2002 Fastest Growing Business in Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times

1995 Achievement Award Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Bank of America & National Association of Women Business Owners

1995 International Business of the Year, Port of Oakland

1994 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, San Francisco Business Times

1992 Vic Fernandez Award Promoting International Trade, Port of Oakland

Board Membership & Organizational Affiliations

YPO Young Presidents Organization

International Warehouse & Logistics Association, 2011 Vice Chairman

National Association of Foreign Trade Zones 2009-2011 Chairman

YMCA of the East Bay, Board Member - 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

Warehousing Education Research Council (WERC), President NorCal, 1999-1998

Distribution Management Association of California (DMAC), President, 1993


M.A., Organizational Development, University of San Francisco, December 2003

B.A., Political Science, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1985

Certificate of Hispanic Studies, University of Barcelona, 1983-1984