Join the United Methodist Men on Saturday for a delicious breakfast with scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice, milk, fellowship, and a fantastic speaker.
MICHAEL PORTER is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City and surrounding suburbs. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Geography from Oklahoma State University in 1977. After graduating, he went to work in the Bridge Division for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He then went to work for the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority in the mass transit division known then as MassTrans (now Metro) for ten years. While employed there he attended Oklahoma City University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1983. After a brief stint at Will Rogers International Airport as Director of Ground Transportation, he began his fifteen year career as a prosecutor in the Municipal Court of Record for the City of Oklahoma City. Ultimately he became the head of the Prosecution Division.
Seeking a different challenge he began his current employment with the Corporation Commission in 2016 as a Senior Oil and Gas Administrative Law Judge in the Western Regional Service Office in Oklahoma City. Michael conducts hearings in the areas of oil and gas conservation, petroleum storage tank regulatory enforcement, pollution abatement/environmental remediation. He is also involved in matters regarding railroad crossings, taxis, wreckers, and trucking regulations.
In addition, he retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy Reserve after 25 years of service. He is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the first Gulf War. His duties took him to the Middle East, Europe and various coastal locations in the continental United States during his career.