Mr. Porteous is an attorney at McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous P.C., and has practiced law for more than 40 years with a focus on business, corporate, and municipal law and government relations. Prior to joining McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous in 2008, he managed his own law practice for more than 20 years.
Mr. Porteous was a member of the board of trustees of Michigan State University, where he was chairman of the board from 2003 to 2006 and was a member of its finance and audit committees. He is a former director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, where he chaired the audit committee. He served as a director of Jackson National Life Insurance of New York from 2002 to 2016, where he served as a member of the audit, risk, and compensation committees. Mr. Porteous is a recognized authority on economic development and has served on the boards of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; the Michigan Economic Growth Authority, where he was chairman of the executive committee; the Michigan Strategic Fund, where he was chairman; and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Porteous brings significant legal, economic, and leadership experience to the Board.
Mr. Porteous holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a juris doctor degree from Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School.
Committees: Executive Committee (Chair), Nominating and ESG Committee (Chair), Risk Oversight Committee