C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard

Mr. Pollard is the former chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster Co. Under his leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 service company among the Fortune 500. It was also identified as a “star of the future” by The Wall Street Journal and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most respected companies in the world. In 2004, Mr. Pollard received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for business ethics at Notre Dame. He has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and as a director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Pollard is also the author of the bestselling book The Soul of the Firm, which Peter Drucker described as a guide to how large service companies can “give its employees dignity, productivity, and meaningful work.” He has authored two other books, as well: The Heart of a Business Ethic and Serving Two Masters?: Reflections on God and Profit.