Prior to starting the business in 2002 Christal held human resources and corporate marketing positions in the telecommunications and document management industries.  While her event management experience began in 1992, a business school internship in 1999 fostered a great passion for the field, a desire for meticulously planned and executed events, and the satisfaction that comes along with a successfully run event. 


Christal has provided support for:

  • Meetings and conferences for the College of William and Mary

  • Diversity Best Practices

  • As a sub-contractor for the Department of Labor

  • Fundraising and special events by Merill Lynch

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  • Capital Hospice

  • The National Black MBA Association

  • Tradeshow management and Administration for Army Times Publishing Company

  • Tradeshow management and Administration for The National Defense Industrial Association

  • Consumer promotions for Lowe’s, Listerine, OralB  and Shell.


Her corporate background and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed her to manage the daily operations and sudden growth of AC Pollard and Associates, and its parent company Soiree Event Management.

Christal is involved in several professional and community organizations and has held membership in:

  • The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)
  • The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)
  • The National Black Association (NBA)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA).


She has been a speaker for numerous paneled discussions and was featured in the Prince George’s County Gazette.  As a Professional Bridal Consultant ™ with ABC she wrote a column on wedding event topics for The Buzz, The Web Newsletter of Bloom Consulting and Publishing’s Little Black Book.

In addition to business development AC Pollard and Associates team of Contract Event Managers Christal also serves as a Contract Event Manager on projects for some of the company’s original clients.

Interested in booking us for an event?  Please feel free to contact us today!

Christal Pollard


Christal Pollard is the founder and president of AC Pollard and Associates meetings and events, a national event management and staffing firm headquartered in the Washington DC Metro area. 

A graduate of the college of William and Mary, Christal received Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology and Marketing respectively.


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