Tom Porter has served as Legislative Director for IAVA since 2015. In this role, Tom leads IAVA’s Capitol Hill efforts to advocate for our nation’s veterans, while also serving as a media spokesman for IAVA priorities. Prior to joining IAVA, Porter was Vice President at Morgan Meguire, LLC since 2004. He was successful in achieving goals on behalf of a nationwide client base through aggressive and bi-partisan advocacy before Congress and federal agencies. He also served nine years on the staffs of three senior Members of Congress.
Porter is also a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve with 22 years of reserve and active service, and a military public affairs officer with service on four continents, including deployments to Afghanistan and the Arabian Gulf. He is a California native and holds a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, San Bernardino.