Carl F. Pollard
BS in Commerce, 1960
Carl F. Pollard is the former chairman of Columbia Healthcare Corp. in Louisville. Prior to this role, he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Galen Health Care, Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Humana Inc. Before coming to Humana as chief financial officer, he was a partner in the firm of Yeager, Ford and Warren. Mr. Pollard was a director and member of the Executive Committee of National City Bank, Kentucky, a director of Vestar, Inc. and a member of the Board of the University of Kentucky Business Partnership Foundation.
Mr. Pollard is a life-long horse racing enthusiast and former chairman of Churchill Downs, Inc., a position he held from 2001 through June 2011. He was the principal owner of noted Hermitage Farm, a thoroughbred breeding operation located in Goshen, Kentucky from 1994 through 2010, and continues to be actively involved in the thoroughbred business through his company, CFP Thoroughbreds. He was named to the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1995.