Damon Shelby Porter
Director, State Government Affairs
Damon’s state and local public policy expertise grew from his background in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Global Automakers, he was a senior adviser to Missouri Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon on technology and innovation issues. Previously, Damon was director of public affairs for a Fortune 100 telecommunications company, chief of staff and legislative director for two speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives, an assistant attorney general of Missouri and an associate for a boutique integrated communications firm. Damon earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America and holds a B.A. from Marymount University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and admitted to bars of Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States.