Jack Porter

Program Director, Workforce Development and Economic Policy Program

Jack serves as program director on the Workforce Development and Economic Policy Program of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, where he supports governors’ staff by providing technical assistance related to workforce and economic development policy.

Before joining NGA, Jack was an advocacy associate at the National College Attainment Network, a nonprofit with more than 400 members that support traditionally underserved students across the United States. He was primarily responsible for providing technical assistance to state and federal policy grantees.

Jack holds a master’s of education in higher education policy from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor of science in American Studies from Springfield College.

Jack originally hails from Connecticut.