Thomas Porter

Legislative Director

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.