Chris Pomar is Executive Director of the Dyslexia Resource Trust. His career has been devoted to advancing educational causes in metropolitan Atlanta. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, he was never very far away from a plate of fried shrimp or a barbecue sandwich. He attended Oxford College of Emory University and earned a B.A. in English from Emory and a recent Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Chris’ career includes advancement work at Emory University, Birmingham-Southern College, Agnes Scott College, and Holy Innocents Episcopal School. He sharpened his business and strategic planning skills for three years at Coxe Curry & Associates from 2000-03 before returning to HIES to oversee admissions, financial aid, marketing and communications, and was the staff liaison for the board’s strategic planning work. He joined the Dyslexia Resource Trust as founding Executive Director in 2015. A spin-off and sister organization of The Schenck School, The DRT seeks to make awareness and remediation of dyslexia a more common occurrence in every possible setting.
In addition to his work at the Dyslexia Resource Trust, Chris has served on the Oxford College Alumni Board, was president of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools admissions cohort, and served on the boards of Horizons Atlanta’s HIES location and the International Community School. He is a former BBQ competition judge on the Memphis-in-May circuit, has judged at the world championship barbecue cook-off competition, and co-authored three guidebooks to barbecue restaurants in 1997. He and his wife, Pam, enjoy cooking together and hosting Sunday supper for whichever of their three adult children happen to be in the neighborhood. An active student of leadership and life, Chris enjoys reading, philosophizing, sports, the outdoors, and coming up with creative menus for dinner.