Board of Directors | Vice Chair
“As vice chair of this mission-driven organization, I hope to continue the amazing work that has been done over the last 17 years by many before me to raise awareness and increase funding to ensure that we can remove every last UXO in Laos, and allow Laotians to walk freely again without concerns for their safety and well-being.”
In addition to his role as vice chair, Pohmer also serves as chair of the Fundraising Committee and the Innovation Committee, where his experience as an investor, advisor, and entrepreneur makes him well-suited to the task. He was a founding member and board member of Fintech71, a non-profit that helps accelerate fintech startups in the State of Ohio. Pohmer also served as the CEO of IXN, a cutting edge Insurtech, and Financial Guard, a leading digital wealth management startup that was acquired by Legg Mason.
“As a lifelong student and reader of history,” Pohmer stated, “I have studied the impacts of wars and the aftermaths to societies. In some cases countries are rebuilt and in other cases countries are forgotten. Through my involvement as a board member of Legacies of War, I hope that I can raise awareness here in the U.S. and help make a positive impact within Laos, as it is a country whose citizens, a full generation later, are still feeling the impacts of war.”
Pohmer enjoys giving back to the central Ohio community. He has been an active guest speaker within Ohio State’s business school, Member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council and Marketing Council, and youth coach of soccer, basketball and lacrosse within the Olentangy Youth Athletic League. Pohmer has a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from Binghamton University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.