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    Jay Porter

    President, Edelman Chicago

    Jay Porter leads Edelman’s Chicago office, home to 650 staff delivering award-winning work for clients in the food and beverage, CPG, health, industrial, tech and financial sectors. Previously, Jay worked in a variety of roles at Edelman, including Global Client Relationship Manager (GCRM) for the Starbucks account, head of the San Francisco office and its highly integrated PR and digital work, and head of the Seattle consumer team. Prior to joining Edelman, Jay was West Coast head of planning for NY-based integrated marketing firm SS+K and a brand strategist at design consultancy Landor Associates, working for clients including Xbox, Nike, Isilon Systems and numerous startups. Jay holds a B.A. in English from Yale University. He serves on the boards of directors of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Fund for the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. He is a member of the Economics Club of Chicago and the Chicago Club.

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