Damon Shelby Porter
Vice President, Government Affairs
Damon Porter joins Global Automakers after two decades of public policy experience in both the public and private sectors. He leads the federal and state government affairs team. Prior to joining the Association, 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. He earned his juris doctor from The Catholic University of America and holds a bachelor of arts degree from Marymount University. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and participant in the World Responsible Leaders Forum. He is admitted to bars of Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States.