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The Joy of Investing Not Just Giving

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The Joy of Investing Not Just Giving
Opening Keynote: William Pollard

Mr. Pollard will identify principles that have guided him and his wife, Judy, in stewarding the resources God entrusted to them. He will discuss the influence that his friend Peter Drucker (the father of modern management) and others have had on his life and describe some of his experiences in working with Chairman Shao, a pioneering philanthropist in mainland China.

Bill Pollard participated in the leadership of The ServiceMaster Company for more than 25 years. During his service as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, the Company was recognized by Fortune as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500.

Bill served as a director of several public companies and charitable, religious, and educational organizations. He currently serves as a director of Cadence Healthcare System, The Drucker Institute of Claremont Graduate School, Bright China Social Fund, and advisor to the Drucker Academy in Hong Kong and China. He has a strong interest in advancing Peter Drucker’s leadership and management principles in both the United States and China.

The author of the best selling book, The Soul of the Firm, Bill’s newest book is The Tides of Life. Bill has been recognized for his leadership in business, ethics, and corporate governance, including recognition by Harvard Business School as an American business leader of the 20th Century who helped shape the way people live, work and interact.

Bill is a graduate of Wheaton College and Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to ServiceMaster, he practiced law, specializing in corporate finance and tax matters.A native of Chicago, Bill and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 50 years. They have four adult children and fifteen grandchildren.

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