Tom Porter, as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and a media spokesman for IAVA’s policy priorities, leads efforts to advocate for our Nation’s veterans and military personnel in Washington, DC, while bringing greater attention to their issues by the American public. Prior to joining IAVA, Porter was Vice President at Morgan Meguire LLC, a bipartisan federal government relations firm, since 2004. He got his start in Washington, D.C. in 1996, serving eight years on the staffs of three Members of Congress.
Porter is also a Commander and public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, with 23 years of active and reserve service, including deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. He is a California native and holds a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, San Bernardino.