Porter Byers is a Vice President of Government Relations at Polaris Consulting. Prior to Polaris, Porter was an Associate with the Cypress Group where he provided policy analysis and advocacy on a range of issues including trade, health care, telecommunications, and geopolitical affairs. He contributed to a number of successful advocacy campaigns ranging from tariff exclusion to tax reform and was active in the firm’s strategic planning practice. He personally configured data points to develop narratives and effectively frame top-tier congressional campaigns.
Porter has worked in government affairs for both a trade organization and a boutique firm in the health space, with a particular focus advocating on behalf of innovators in the medical technology and life sciences industries. He also spent time as a staffer in the U.S. Senate. Porter earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies from Southern Methodist University.