Therese Pollard named Chamber's director of events

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Therese Pollard as director of events. Pollard is responsible for the planning and execution of select Chamber events, including Academic Signing Day, Bowling for Business, Teacher Breakfast & Education Fair, Minority Enterprise Development Awards Gala, Business After Hours, and CEO Luncheons.

“I am thrilled to welcome Therese to the Chamber. I believe our members will find her a joy to work with,” said Lindsay Henderson, senior vice president of Chamber operations. “The Chamber hosts a number of events throughout the year, so it was important to hire someone who was thorough, creative and people driven. We have found that with Therese.”

Pollard was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but spent most of her childhood in Arkansas after her parents relocated to Cherokee Village. She moved to Conway in 2003 to attend school at the University of Central Arkansas, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Education.

Prior to her role at the Chamber, Pollard worked in UCA’s Division of International Engagement as international partnerships coordinator. She began working for the division nearly seven years ago as a graduate assistant while she pursued a master’s degree in English. She became a full-time employee in 2009.

“I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and be part of a team of such creative and dedicated people,” Pollard said. “After living in Conway for the past 11 years, I have witnessed tremendous growth; now I feel very fortunate to be a part of the continued development of our great city.”