Eric Poe, chief operating officer of CURE Auto Insurance, was recently honored by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey for his support of New Jersey’s African-American community, the organization announced this week.
Poe received the 2019 Commitment and Achievement Award, recognizing his work with the chamber and community to shed light on unfair practices in the auto insurance industry. The executive with Princeton-based CURE was presented with the award by John Harmon, the chamber’s CEO and president.
“Driving is not a luxury in this country, but a vital necessity in order to earn a decent living, start a business and create opportunity, and Eric understands this better than most,” Harmon said in a prepared statement. “His work has ensured that African-Americans do not get price-gouged for legally mandated insurance, and there is no better person to receive this award than our friend and ally, Eric Poe.”
Poe said auto insurance reform is one of the founding ideals of CURE.
“The issue of auto insurance reform has been important to my family and me since the early 1990s — in fact, it’s the reason we started CURE,” he said in a statement. “We felt it was necessary to establish an equal playing field for drivers that determines insurance price based on actual driving records.”