Meet the Staff
Mindee Pollard, Controller
How many years have you worked for the NSR?
It will be 6 years on May 1.
What is your favorite aspect of your role with the NSR?
Maintaining all levels of fiscal responsibility is my main purpose at the NSR. That can be very tasking at times, however, developing new resources for scholarship opportunities has certainly been the most rewarding part of my career with the NSR.
What is one thing you wish members knew about your job?
The NSR has over 30,000 members and at one time or another during the year they have done some form of financial activity with us. Managing that database, as well as, billing and collecting properly is a huge undertaking. If I don’t specifically know who you are when you submit a question or if we make an error – please be patient. Our pool of potential prospects is huge! Our goal is to do everything right the first time but we can fall to human error just like anyone.
What is your favorite NSR memory?
It’s a funny story! I don’t have an ag/swine background so at my first visit to the NSR office I didn’t know which restroom to use. If you’ve been to our office then you know the restrooms are labeled gilts and boars. Robin Lucas had to explain which one I should use. That was the first of MANY lessons I have learned from working at the NSR.
What was your involvement in the swine industry before your time with the NSR?
None really. NSR was originally a client of Huth Thompson, a public accounting firm, and I did all of the NSR work there.
Please list your spouse and children (fur children included).
Brian Pollard and dogs, Gunner and Ethel
Where did you go to college and what was your major?
Butler University – Bachelor’s in Accounting
What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?
I am a movie and tv junkie. I love taking long walks with my hubby and “kids.” I am a die hard euchre player, enjoy casual fishing with my dad and my family are HALLOWEEN JUNKIES!
Where is your favorite place to visit or where is your dream vacation?
Hawaii is my dream vacation. I’ve been once and want to return!
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Tacos. There are so many variations so I don’t think I would get totally bored!
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I love roller coasters! The more twists and turns the better!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
My husband, Brian, is an amazingly kind, creative, and generous good man. I want to shout out how lucky I am to have him! My BFFs (Cindy and Bobbie) are my tribe! They have empowered me from the beginning to be the strong independent woman I am today.