David M. Porter, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Porter oversees day-to-day management of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, including the allocation of Foundation funds in support of cable industry diversity efforts and development of an industry-wide supplier diversity initiative.


Dr. Porter served as the Director of Graduate Programs for the Howard University School of Business from 2003-2006; and as an assistant professor at the UCLA Anderson School and faculty director as well as co-creator of the UCLA African American Leadership Institute.


At UCLA, Dr. Porter helped develop the Executive Leadership Development Program of the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), which in recent years has provided leadership training at the Anderson School to hundreds of NAMIC members and cable executives of color.


He also has held professional positions at Amoco, Pacific Bell, and Xerox, served as Treasurer of the National Society of Black Engineers and consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies on diversity-related issues.