Former Vice President of Marketing, Virgin America
Porter Gale is an innovative marketing strategist and outside-of-the-box thinker with nearly 20 years of experience working in marketing, advertising, and independent filmmaking. She is presently writing a book on networking with Atria. Prior to this, she worked as VP Marketing at Virgin America. Before that, she ran the Porter Gale Group, where she spearheaded a diverse array of projects. Her clients included Country Music Television, Blue Shield of California, and Delta Dental.
She also held the post of General Manager at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, where she worked with a variety of clients including Vegas.com, Coach, Snapple Natural Beverages, Van Cleef & Arpels, Judith Leiber, and Grand Marnier, to name a few. Porter is a member of the Board of Directors for The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. In the independent film world, Porter has produced or directed documentaries that have aired on Lifetime, PBS, Channel 4/England, and in film festivals around the globe.
Porter's recent film work has been honored by the Directors Guild of America and The Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences. An issue of Filmmaker Magazine cited her as one of the top 25 up-and-coming filmmakers. Porter has a BSBA from Boston University, and a master's in documentary film and video from Stanford University.