Jeff Porro, speechwriter
At a time when the spoken word is more important than ever, Jeff Porro’s unique combination of talent and experience helps executives infuse the words they use with the power they want. Jeff is a speechwriter for Fortune 250 CEOs, diplomats, and other government leaders, as well as executives of some of the nation’s leading trade and professional associations. He is also an award winning screenwriter and a PhD with 20 years of experience in research, public policy, and business. He has been profiled in the Washington Post, National Journal, Washington Business Journal, and other publications.
Before starting his own business in 1991, Jeff was associate editor of Teacher Magazine, assistant editor of the National Academy of Sciences’ Issues in Science and Technology, and an Op-Ed and speechwriter for People for the American Way. He has also served as a Senate staffer, a State Department official, and an arms control specialist for the Arms Control Association. From 1999 to 2002 he was senior vice president of M&R Strategic Services, a Washington DC, political communications firm.
Jeff discovered and researched the true story of a Jim Crow–era African American college debate team and helped turn it into the 2007 feature film The Great Debaters, starring Denzel Washington. He is one of the founders of the Debate Consortium, which is reviving the tradition of debate at historically black colleges and universities.
Jeff holds a PhD in political science from UCLA. Learn more about his services at www.porrollc.com.