Richard E. Porras
Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T
Richard Porras is a native California and was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. Richard began his professional career with Pacific Bell in 1977, as a long-distant operator, and over the years was promoted to various positions with AT&T. In 2000, Richard was appointed as Regional Vice President, overseeing External Affairs for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties for AT&T.
Richard served as Past Chair of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Garden Grove Community Foundation, and Orange County Taxpayers Association. He is also past President of the Boys/Girls Club of Santa Ana and a current board member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Richard serves as a board member of Orange Coast College, Rancho Santiago Community College, Vanguard University Foundation, and Drug Use Is Life Abuse for the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory board. As a board member of the Orange County Business Council, Richard chairs the Workforce Development Committee and works with the Latino Education Attainment (LEA).
Richard holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Science from the University of Redlands.
Richard has been married to his wife Cindy for 40 years and resides in Rancho Santa Margarita. He has two daughters, Missy and Amber, both graduates of UC Santa Barbara.