Title: Equipment Operator, (Retired)
Company: Chatham County Commissioners Public Works
Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Lorenzo J. Pollard, retired equipment operator for Chatham County Commissioners Public Works, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public works.
In 2014, Mr. Pollard began his retirement after a long career in public works, vehicle maintenance and heavy equipment operation. After graduating from the Richard Arnold Community School in 1972, Mr. Pollard attended the Savannah Vocational-Technical School, completing coursework through 1974 before pursuing additional specialized Mercedes Benz service, suspension, and alignment training through the end of the decade. A lifelong learner and a natural leader, he continued to broaden his certifications, taking supervisory and administrative training through Dun & Bradstreet in the early 1980s before enrolling at Armstrong Atlantic College to take liberal arts and first aid classes.
Building on his prior auto mechanic and CTL expertise, Mr. Pollard briefly transitioned into long-haul truck driving from 2001 until 2002. He completed AAFES and commercial truck driving credentials at Savannah Technical College before taking to the road, and remembers his time as a truck driver fondly, treasuring the extensive travel experience. He returned to the Savannah area in 2003, accepting a position with the Chatham County Commissioner and Chatham County Public Works. For the next eleven years, Mr. Pollard enjoyed diverse work as a bridge tender, heavy equipment operator, and hazardous materials specialist, earning OSHA Level II certification in 2005. In addition to his work with heavy machinery, Mr. Pollard served as a United States Census Bureau worker and trainer in the 1990, 2000, and 2020 censuses, public service experiences he looks back on fondly.
In recognition of his commitment to safety and service, Mr. Pollard has been honored with numerous Chatham County Safety Awards and 2001-2002 Safe Driver Awards from CTL Distribution. Mr. Pollard is a dedicated history and genealogy enthusiast and a Master Mason with more than 25 years of active membership in Lodge #452. He is a former volunteer for the National Map Corps, remains active in his local Episcopal church, and remains passionate about studying and celebrating the Savannah area’s unique history, including visiting cemeteries and historic military sites.
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