James T. Porter

Executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Carlson (retired)

James Porter Carlson is a global group of integrated companies providing business and leisure travel, hotel, restaurant, cruise and marketing services directly to consumers, corporations and government entities. Porter joined Carlson in April 2003 as senior vice president of Human Resources and was promoted to executive vice president of the human resources organization in April 2005. Prior to coming to Carlson, Porter was the senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Honeywell International. Prior to joining Honeywell, Porter served in a variety of positions with The Trane Company, Hoechst-Roussell Pharmaceuticals, and ELBA Corporation. Porter is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.