Damon Porter recognized with inaugural HR Impact award

Posted on November 02, 2021

Columbus, OH — Damon Porter, VP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Grange Insurance, has been honored with an HR Impact Award, presented by Columbus Business First.

The inaugural HR Impact awards program recognizes distinguished HR leaders who build and nurture the talent within their organization and have helped elevate companies to the top of their industries. Porter is being recognized along with 19 other honorees at an awards gala on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

"I join Columbus Business First in celebrating Damon on his outstanding contributions to our organization and our associates," said Grange Insurance EVP, Chief Operations Officer Doreen DeLaney Crawley. "Damon's leadership style is focused on proactively engaging associates and creating positive experiences despite the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. He continues to put our associates at the forefront and is a true ‘leader’ in every sense of the word.”

"Damon empowers associates to ensure they drive value for our agency partners and customers and, in doing so, live our company values. His remarkable leadership has made a significant and lasting impact on our organization."

Porter has been part of Grange since 2018 and previously held leadership roles at Erie Insurance and Duke Energy. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Porter earned an MBA from the University of Kentucky, where he also graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree in business management and marketing. He later completed the executive strategic leadership program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He's also a member of the Center for Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

About Grange Insurance
Grange Insurance Company, with $3 billion in assets and more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider founded in 1935 and based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Life insurance offered by Grange Life Insurance and Kansas City Life Insurance. Grange Insurance Company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. Learn more about Grange Insurance.