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Brian Porter

Brian E. Porter

Brian E. Porter, PE, PMP, PMI-ACP, AMA-CPM has more than 25 years’ experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets. He has been teaching professionally for more than fifteen years.

Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Boston University. He has taught graduate- and undergraduate-level courses at UIC, Boston University, Nichols College and private organizations in Project Management, Agile, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Ecommerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Supply Chain, Business Continuity, Risk Management, Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business, International Marketing and Principles of Leading and Management.

Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for nearly 20 years. He also has obtained multiple patents both domestically and internationally.

Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP). His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa, Germany, Fiji, Kiribati and Brunei.

Mr. Porter has instructed courses for professionals from Siemens, BASF Chemical Company, NASA, Hovensa, Columbian Chemicals Company, US Coast Guard, US CIA, Ashland Chemical, Lilly, PG&E, LUKOIL-Overseas, Rolls-Royce, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, PPL Montana, Stryker, Conoco-Phillips, Walt Disney Company, Government Land Office of Texas and several other large and smaller organizations.

He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics. In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover for ME Magazine.  In the last few years he has also published The 7 Es of Motivating Employees, Extreme Interviews and Resumes and the AMA-CPM Exam Prep Study Guide.

Brian's hobbies include roller-blading, flying drones/quadcopters, ham radio, church ministry, barbershop singing and precision long-range shooting.