2017 40 Under 40: Porscha Porter, PMP; 36

Strategy and Business Management Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

By Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2010

Porscha Porter, PMP; 36

Strategy and Business Management Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntsville, Ala.

BS Electrical Engineering, Alabama A&M University, Normal

MS Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

Porter serves as the strategy and business management branch chief of the Energy Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Engineering and Support Center. In this position, she manages the USACE Huntsville Center’s energy strategic-development team, providing a strong and unique combination of services to include strategic development for integrated energy planning, microgrid solutions, international/interagency support, energy center of expertise/sustainability, and support for the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives and the Air Force’s Office of Energy Assurance. Porter plays a key role in developing frameworks, guidance, and transformative energy concepts and initiatives into viable programs by leveraging the USACE Energy Division expertise, providing outreach, and pursuing partnerships within the energy community. As an active participant with Energy Huntsville, a nonprofit dedicated to growing the region’s economy in the energy sector and establishing the city as the go-to technology center for solutions to energy programs and projects, Porter was instrumental in the support of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Energy Division, earning the USACE a 2016 Good Neighbor Award for its collaboration and partnership with Energy Huntsville. Prior to her career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Porter served overseas, where she expanded her skills into facilities and construction as the Army Materiel Command (AMC) chief engineer responsible for managing all AMC projects and facility requirements in Kuwait and Qatar. During this time, she supervised and managed the facilities engineering staff and the AMC housing team for the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, carrying out critical facility missions. Porter’s hobbies include amateur bodybuilding, reading, and coaching little league baseball.