Executive Leadership Forum presents a conversation with Eric L. Poms
Sport and Social Responsibility: A Career Path
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Andreas Room 111
The Executive Leadership Forum was created to serve as a venue for sharing practical business knowledge. Select leaders from the business community are invited to engage in a dialogue regarding their perspectives on leadership and the everyday challenges they face.
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About Eric L. Poms
Eric L. Poms was officially announced as the fifth CEO of the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) on May 4, 2006, succeeding long-time CEO Keith R. Tribble.
During his nearly 20 years at the Orange Bowl, Poms has been at the forefront of the postseason college football season structure during its frequent era of growth, having been heavily involved in negotiations with the new College Football Playoff, Bowl Championship Series, Bowl Coalition and Bowl Alliance. While Poms has been at the Orange Bowl, the Committee has hosted six National Championship games: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
He spearheaded the OBC’s inclusion in the new College Football Playoff that began in 2015, which includes four semifinal games and eight games, featuring the ACC Champion versus a top-rated team from the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame in a 12-year period — all during the New Year's holiday. Poms has been with the Committee since 1993, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his tenure with the OBC, Poms served with Tribble at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as the coordinator of operations from 1992-93.
During the same period, Poms also served as director of operations for the fledgling Las Vegas Bowl. Poms first experience in bowl games came as director of operations and events at the newly-formed Blockbuster Bowl, of which Tribble was the executive director from 1990-92. Poms received both his bachelor’s (’88) and master’s (’90) degrees from the University of Florida. As an undergraduate, he worked as a student manager for the men's basketball program, eventually becoming head manager. While studying for his master’s, Poms served as men's basketball operations assistant. He and his wife, Krista, have a daughter, Julia Brooke, and two sons, Justin Tyler and Troy Patrick. They reside in Weston, Fla. A devoted family man, Poms is active with the Boys & Girls Club of Miami Inc. where he has served on the Executive Committee since 1996.