What is planned for the Future of the Football Hall of Fame
Nov 16, 2022 7:30 AM
Jim Porter, President, Pro Football Hall of Fame
What is planned for the Future of the Football Hall of Fame

Jim Porter has served as President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since February 2021.  He previously served as Director of Marketing & Communications and was the publisher of the Gateway Media--publisher of the Canton Repository and other newspapers.  He attended the University of Akron and is a 2006 graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management.  During a career at The Repository that began in 1987, Porter has been recognized as one of Presstime Magazine’s “20 Under 40” and won an International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) award for best overall marketing results. He has also received numerous Ohio Circulation Managers Association awards over the years.  He has also served as Chairman of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 

ArtsinStark Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau Board of Directors and United Way of Greater Stark County Board of Directors. He also served a term as co-chair of the Hunger for Harvest campaign held annually by the Akron-Canton Foodbank.

He is the founder and chairman of the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame and Executive Director of the East-West game. He was inducted into the Plain Local Wall of Fame in 2004.

Porter resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Sarah, and four daughters.