Director, Events

Matthew Porter joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2015 and is currently the director of events. Prior to joining the Council, Porter served as director of special events at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In that role, he managed a portfolio of events including The Opera Ball, The Mark Twain Prize, and Kennedy Center Honors. He earlier served as the events director on the Hillary Clinton for President 2008 campaign and the events manager at the Human Rights Campaign. Porter holds a BA in theatre and English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a MA in counseling psychology from James Madison University.