Professional Profile: Karen Pollard 2016

Karen Pollard, CEcD - 2016

Name: Karen Pollard, CEcD - 2016

Title: Economic Development Manager

Company: City of Rochester NH


Family: Married for 25 years to Les Pollard, 2 adult children

College: SUNY, Umass Amherst, Northeastern University (MBA candidate)

First job unrelated to your current field: Assistant manager, Ames Department Store, Pittsfield MA

First job in current field: Marketing manager, Warren County NY Economic Development Corp., Lake George NY

Community Organizations: Arts in Reach, Jimmy Fund Walk, Portsmouth NH Rotary, Great Bay Community College Advisory Board, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Board

Hobbies:  Cooking, photography, travel

Favorite novel: “The Stand,” Steven King

Favorite film:  “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Keys to success: Surround yourself with the Best People. Honesty is the Best Policy. Deliver more than they bargained for. Become a Force to be reckoned with.   

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family); Oprah Winfrey, media mogul and genuine person

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Travel writer and food critic