She has held senior roles at various mining companies including Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc, Franco-Nevada Corporation, New West Gold Corporation, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company and Amax Gold Inc.
She was also the vice-president of finance, corporate controller and chief accounting officer for J.D. Edwards & Company.
"We are very pleased by the addition of Pam Saxton to our board of directors," said Stephen D. Alfers, Pershing Gold chief executive and executive chairman.
"Her extensive experience in mining finance adds to our current team of experts and will bring tremendous value as the company progresses towards production at the Relief Canyon Mine."