Board of Trustees

David L. Porteous


Appointed 3/20/97

David L. Porteous was raised in Reed City and has practiced law in Reed City since 1978. His primary areas of practice include Banking, Corporate and Municipal Law, as well as Government Relations. He currently serves as the lead director of the Board of Directors of Huntington Bancshares Inc of Columbus, Ohio. He is a past director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Chemical Bank Central. Dave is a recognized authority on economic development and has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA), the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the Alliance for Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dave is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York, and the Michigan 4-H Foundation. He is a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, and was appointed to the Attorney Grievance Commission by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2007.

Dave graduated from Michigan State University cum laude in 1974. In 1998, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University for eight years, serving as board chairman from 2003 to 2006. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Michigan State University College of Law.

He received his J.D. with distinction from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and has also studied at Yale University, Oxford University, England, and the University of Hawaii.

Married with three children, Dave is involved in community activities including Rotary International, the Osceola County Community Foundation and the United Methodist Church.