About the Director
Damon Porter was named as the Director of the Division of Employment Security in January 2015 by Governor Jay Nixon.
As director, Porter oversees the operations of the Division of Employment Security, including the administration of the state’s unemployment insurance program.
Previously, Porter had been the director of the MoBroadbandNow initiative under the Office of Administration since November 2010. MoBroadbandNow was the successful project initiated by Gov. Nixon to expand high-speed Internet access throughout the state to benefit schools, businesses, residences, emergency response agencies and health care facilities. Prior to that, he held various positions within the private sector and within state government.
Porter earned his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He is currently a member of the Missouri Bar.
Porter’s appointment will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.