Vice President, Relationship Management, National Safety Council
Itasca, IL

Michael Pollock is responsible for overseeing the National Safety Council’s high-end engagement relationships, including corporate partners; c-suite, business and safety leaders; government leaders; volunteers, donors and other injury prevention partners. Areas of oversight include: research, safety management consulting services, government affairs, Campbell Institute (EHS center of excellence), sales & customer service, fundraising, and volunteer programs. Michael provides staff leadership to the following NSC board committees: Trustees, Delegates, Campbell Institute Steering Committee, and Nominating Committee. Previous roles include profit & loss responsibilities for the Council’s Conventions and Publications businesses.

Prior to joining the NSC in September 2008, Michael served as Vice President, External Affairs at Thresholds in Chicago, Illinois, where he served on the management team and was responsible for developing and executing the organization’s fundraising, marketing & communications, and government relations strategies. Michael also provided staff leadership to the board of directors’ nominating and development committees.

Michael began his career as a non-profit leader as a United Way of America Management Trainee. He spent two years with the United Way in Seattle before relocating to Chicago, where he held various roles over a 14-year period, including serving as a member of its senior management team as Vice President in his final two years. His experience included developing and executing corporate fundraising and account management strategies, and working with corporations, c-suite executives, and employees to support their philanthropic and volunteer interests.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Michael earned his bachelor degree in Business Administration and his master degree in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.