KATHEY PORTER, MBA, CPSD
Business Size Standard: Small
Certifications: VOSB, WOSB, EDWOSB
Socio Economic: Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, Minority Owned, Disadvantaged Business
511130 Book Publishers
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541612 Human Resources Consulting Services
541613 Marketing Consulting Services
541618 Other Management Consulting Services
541620 Environmental Consulting Services
541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541810 Advertising Agencies
541890 Other Services Related to Advertising
541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
561110 Office Administrative Services
561330 Professional Employer Services
611430 Educational Services/Professional and Management Development Training
About Porter Brown Associates, LLC
Headquartered in Florida, PBA, LLC is a WOSB, EDWOSB and Veteran-Owned business. Our team provides the skills, tools, and creative ideas necessary to address the technical, operational, programmatic, and policy aspects for our clients. As a results-driven firm, operational excellence and client satisfaction are our top priority. Through our unique core competencies and teaming agreements with other leading organizations, we provide cutting-edge, innovative solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We strive to develop partnerships and diversify our offerings in response to the evolving demands placed on the professional services industry.
About Kathey Porter, MBA, CPSD - CEO/Principal
Kathey Porter, MBA, CPSD (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity) is a small business expert with an impressive cadre of experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship. She draws on her years of experience working with corporations, higher education institutions and the federal government to successfully support clients seeking services. In her capacity as a supplier diversity director for local municipalities and higher education institutions, and as a consultant for the federal government agencies, she has successfully assisted small businesses to receive millions in contract opportunities.
An adjunct business instructor with over a decade of diversified teaching experience, Kathey has taught various undergraduate, graduate and online business courses including Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marketing, Management, Business, Business Ethics, Public Relations, etc. at numerous colleges and universities including Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Strayer University, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Columbia College, University of Phoenix, Savannah State University and Ogeechee Technical College.
Kathey is a frequent speaker/panelist at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, small business development/entrepreneurship, women's entrepreneurship and empowerment and diversity and inclusion and was appointed to the Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development by the Secretary for the Florida Department of Management Services. Her other involvements have included leadership roles on several state and national advisory panels including VASCUPP (Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals), National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Supplier Diversity Institute, Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity.
Kathey is a contributor to OPEN Forum (American Express) and was recognized as a 2017 Fierce Woman by Business in Greater Gainesville magazine, a Florida Woman on The Move by Onyx Magazine and 2018 Advocate of the Year (Supplier Diversity) by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC).
Kathey proudly served in the Georgia Army National Guard.