Peggy Pollen, Rotary District 5010 Governor 2012 – 2013

 

Peggy is a business owner with her husband Mike and is the Vice President and CFO of NTL Alaska, Inc. and its predecessor company Northern Testing Laboratories, Inc., Alaskan water and wastewater laboratory and consulting firms. Her expertise is in business and information systems management.

She is a 42-year resident of Alaska, a graduate of Kodiak High School, and has completed course work in computer sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and Business Administration at California Coast University.

For many years, Peggy was active in professional associations in the water and wastewater treatment field, and has received several prestigious awards from the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, including membership in the “Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers.”and the Arthur Sydney Bedell Award for service to the Alaska Water and Wastewater Management Association.

She is a Past President of the Midnight Sun Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is a recipient of the BSA’s Silver Beaver Award. In February 2011 the Girl Scouts of the Tanana Valley honored her as one of their “Women of Distinction”.

In 2006, Peggy was awarded one of the highest commendations given by the Department of the Army to a civilian: the ‘Commander’s Award for Civilian Service’ for her tireless work with the families and soldiers of the 172nd Stryker Brigade stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, during the Brigade’s deployment to the Middle East in 2005-2006, and has since been honored as a Distinguished Member of the 1-25 Stryker Brigade for her continued work with the military and their families in Alaska.

Peggy is a dedicated Rotarian, and is a Past President of the 185-member Fairbanks Rotary Club. Her extensive Rotary Club honors include the Fairbanks Rotary Club Spirit Award and Rotarian of the Year. She is a Paul Harris Society Fellow, Major Donor, and Bequester. Peggy has served as the Assistant Governor of D5010 for Northern Alaska From 2008 to 2011 before being selected in 2011 as the DGN for D5010 in Alaska & the Yukon. Her Rotary service includes District Conference Chair, District Rotaract Chair, and many other committee activities. In 2011 she served as a PETS trainer in Seattle.