Roger Porter

Roger B. Porter

Roger B. PorterĀ has served as the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University since September 1985. Mr. Porter has twice served as the director of Harvard's Center for Business and Government. Mr. Porter served for more than a decade in senior economic policy positions in the Ford, Reagan and GeorgeĀ H.W. Bush White Houses. Under President Reagan he served as Director of the White House Office of Policy Development. Under President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Porter served as the Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Porter is a director of Packaging Corporation of America. He served as a director of Zions Bancorporation from 1993 to May 2019 and of Tenneco Inc from 1998 to 2020. Mr. Porter holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, receiving his B. Phil. from Oxford University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a Trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. He has served on the boards of domestic and multinational corporations dealing with manufacturing, financial services, health care, insurance, and real estate. He has received presidential appointments from nine U.S. presidents. Mr. Porter has been a member of our board of directors since August 2004.