Porter Garner III | President, The Association of Former Students
Mays MasterCast | Episode #100
Why do you wear your Aggie Ring? 🤔
"Founded in Pride and Rooted in Tradition."
Please welcome the President of the Association of Former Students, Porter Garner! Porter shares the vision of the Association you all know today, reflects on A&M's most defining moment as a community, and how we all survive and thrive on one another to do their part as fellow members of the Aggie Family. We appreciate all of you, and thank Porter for giving us his time, enjoy the episode! 📺&👂 (https://u.tamu.edu/zwkHRDp1)
Porter graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a BBA in marketing and began his career with Hughes Tool Company before joining The Association’s staff as Field Director in 1981. After nearly 18 years of service to The Association, Porter was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors to lead the organization. Over the last 21 years as President and CEO, Porter has inspired innovation and led initiatives to achieve The Association’s vision to become the premier alumni organization.
Under his leadership as President and CEO, The Association of Former Students’ total assets has grown from $55 million to $119 million and the organization has raised over $321 million impacting Texas A&M and Texas Aggies. Porter also serves on the board of Baylor Scott & White Health– College Station Region. He served on numerous boards to include: CASE District IV, CASE Commission on Alumni Relations, Brazos Valley Rehab Center, and March of Dimes. Porter and his wife, Lisa ’91, have three children: Claire ’21, Callie ’23, and Porter IV.
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