Porter Byers is a Vice President of Government Relations at Polaris Consulting where he continues to build on a decade of experience in Washington, D.C. At Polaris, he manages federal advocacy efforts and all policy-related workstreams while overseeing daily client needs.
Porter came to Polaris in 2020 from the Cypress Group, where he analyzed policy and conducted outreach on multiple issue fronts including trade, health care, telecommunications, financial services, and geopolitical affairs. He contributed to a number of successful campaigns ranging from tariff exclusion to tax reform and was active in the firm’s strategic planning practice. Porter spent a cycle at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) where he personally configured data points to develop narratives and effectively frame competitive congressional campaigns. He has also worked as a staffer in the U.S. Senate and in government affairs at a technology-focused trade organization.
Porter earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies from Southern Methodist University.