Jonathan Porter (Class of '95)
MBA The Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2013
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL
Jonathan Porter serves as Vice President of Birmingham Division for Alabama Power Company. Porter is responsible for the company’s operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development and external affairs activities for more than 430,000 customers across six counties in north central Alabama.
Porter joined Alabama Power in 1991 as a Customer Accounting intern through the INROADS program where he interned four summers with Alabama Power until graduation. He rejoined Alabama Power in 2000 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility to include Sr. Corporate Recruiter, Sr. HR Business Representative, Customer Service Supervisor, Assistant Business Office Manager, Lead HR Business Consultant, Assistant to the Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Birmingham Division Area Manager, Director Customer Service, and his most recent role of Vice President of Human Resources & Ethics.
Prior to joining Alabama Power, Porter worked as an Underwriting Analyst at Protective Life Corporation and as a Manager at INROADS, Inc.
Porter serves as a member of the board of directors for the Jefferson County Education Foundation, Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority, Birmingham Jefferson Inland Port Authority, INROADS Inc., REV Birmingham Inc., Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama Power Foundation, Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund, and the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club. Porter is Chairman of the 2021 Birmingham World Games Foundation. Porter also serves as a Board Trustee of Tuskegee University and member of the Newcomen Society of Alabama. Porter is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham, has been featured in Who’s Who in Black Alabama, was recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal, and was recognized as one of “20 leaders for the next 20 years” by Bhm Biz magazine.
Porter graduated cum laude from Tuskegee University in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. While at Tuskegee, Porter was a 4 year letterman in football and was an All-Conference Scholar-Athlete. Porter later received his MBA from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A native of Bessemer, Ala., Porter and his wife Kima are the proud parents of daughters Laila and Kailyn.