Pollard appointed to museum advisory panel

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed a woman with local ties to the N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences Advisory Commission.

Brenda Hill Pollard, who is from the Kenly area and now lives in Durham, was named an at-large member of the advisory commission, the governor’s office announced in a Feb. 27 news release.

Pollard has previously served as executive assistant to the North Carolina secretary of state and commissioner of insurance. She has also been a member of the N.C. Museum of History Associates board, the Women’s Forum of North Carolina and the state Board of Architecture.

Cooper announced 14 at-large appointments to the museum advisory commission late last month among 56 appointments to various state boards and commissions.

“These North Carolinians bring valuable expertise to these posts and will help move our state forward through their public service,” Cooper said in the release.

Pollard joins Anthony Calamai of Boone, Hollins Clark of Winston-Salem, Tom Earnhardt of Raleigh, Theresa McCoy of Durham, Phillip Westmoreland of Chapel Hill, Ada Lopez of Raleigh, Jose Chavez of Charlotte, Janis McLaughlin of Raleigh, Elizabeth Conner Sherlin of Raleigh, Rhonda Hubbard Beatty of Raleigh, Zeel Patel of Raleigh, Ann Smith of Raleigh and Kelvin Harris of Gastonia on the panel.