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Orson Porter

Senior Managing Director

Orson advises Teneo’s clients on various government and public affairs matters.

Prior to joining Teneo, Orson served as the U.S. Director of Government and Public Affairs for Nike, Inc.

Prior to joining Nike, Orson was appointed by President William J. Clinton as Special Assistant to the President, serving as the White House Midwest Political Director. Orson interfaced regularly with members of Congress, Governors, state and local elected officials, and other constituencies.

Before his appointment to the White House, Orson worked for Milwaukee Mayor John O. Norquist, where he served as the City’s Principal Federal Liaison.

In 1999, Orson was selected to participate in the highly-competitive European Union Visitors Programme. This program elects national leaders from non-member countries to visit the European Union as guests of the European Parliament and the European Commission to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Orson attended the University of Wisconsin where he majored in journalism and communications.