David M. Porter, Jr.
David M. Porter, Jr. is the executive vice president of Strategy, People, + Culture at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. As a member of the senior executive team, he focuses on evolving and integrating the strategy, people, organizational transformation, and risk functions to increase effectiveness and bring innovation to public service. David also serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Bank’s Framework for Change Initiative.
Prior to joining the San Francisco Fed in 2021, David served as chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. A devoted public servant and accomplished scholar, he’s also served as chief executive officer for the Walter Katz Foundation, a non-profit organization serving as a catalyst for increasing workforce and supplier diversity in the cable and entertainment industries. In addition, David was the director of graduate programs at Howard University’s School of Business and spent eight years at UCLA where he was a professor in human resources and organizational behavior and a faculty director in executive education.
David is a graduate of Harvard University, where he received a doctor of philosophy degree in organizational behavior and a master of arts degree in sociology. He also holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering and a master of arts degree in sociology from Stanford University.