John Porter Stepping Down as President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria

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John Porter is an Alexandria TITAN — formerly T.C. Williams Principal to CEO of Alexandria’s largest charitable organization. His retirement leaves impossible shoes to fill. (Courtesy photo)

ACT for Alexandria’s Board of Directors today announced John Porter’s decision to step down as President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, effective December 31, 2017.

“Without John Porter’s leadership, ACT would not be such an integral part of the Alexandria community,” said Lauren Kent Stack, ACT Board Chair, in announcing his departure. “He has been deeply involved with ACT since our founding, starting when ACT was just an idea around a conference table; then as a member of our first board; followed by eight years as our President and CEO. Thanks to the accomplishments achieved during his tenure, ACT is an important resource here in the City of Alexandria, helping to make our city an even kinder place to live, learn, work and play.”

Porter joined Stack in announcing his departure. “I’m pleased that we have accomplished the goals set out when I accepted this position eight years ago. With the organization now on such strong footing, I believe the time is right to pass the torch to new leadership. I remain totally committed to ACT’s mission and work in the community, and look forward to continuing to be engaged in a new capacity.