Joel Porter

Manager, Policy

As the Policy Manager for CleanAIRE NC, Joel leads advocacy efforts and creates policy solutions to limit pollution, mitigate climate change, and protect public health for North Carolinians. Among Joel’s previous roles, he has worked with a Government Affairs team for a national trade group of energy utility providers in Washington, D.C., been a lobbyist for North Carolina municipalities and localities, and served as an advocate with a non-governmental organization pushing national market-based energy and climate policies. A native of Kansas City, Joel enjoys bar-b-queuing and will gladly discuss the strengths and weaknesses of KC- vs. Carolina-Que. Joel did his bachelor’s in political science at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, and completed his master’s coursework in Government and Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.