"The insurance industry, at its core, is about people – a fact that has never been more apparent that this year, in the middle of a global pandemic that has tested every area of the industry," write IBA editors in its 2020 Hall of Fame special report. "The 26 insurance professionals who make up IBA's fourth annual Hall of Fame have tirelessly given their time and expertise to the industry for more than 35 years; along the way, they've improved the lives of countless insureds and have leveled the playing field for the colleagues who came after them."
Over his 38-year career, Poms has been a driving force behind the creation of many public entity pools in the western
Poms' work with public entities goes back to the mid-1980s when insurers started to retreat from the public entity marketplace. This exodus followed the erosion of sovereign immunity – a protection for public entities under the Eleventh Amendment of the
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