Ponder joined the Wolfpack Club staff in 1991 as an assistant director. Since that time, he has served numerous capacities, including being director of annual giving, and now overseeing internal operations, including the role of office manager.
Ponder also oversaw the reseating process of Carter-Finley Stadium and the seat selection process for the Entertainment & Sports Arena. He currently oversees all season ticket seat and parking assignments for football and men's basketball.
Ponder, a native of Marshall, N.C., graduated from NC State in 1989 with a degree in business management. After earning a master's in sports management from Georgia Southern in 1990, Ponder worked in the NC State athletic marketing department as an intern from July 1990 through April 1991. Ponder is married to the former Sloane Younts of Conover. They reside in Raleigh.