Meg Porfido, JD, joined the boards of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in November 2011. She chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Executive Committee. She also is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Regional Board.
Porfido has board and executive experience and is an attorney by profession. She formerly served as a member of the management team at Level 3 Communications (now Lumen), which provides services over one of the world’s largest fiber-based networks. From 2006 to 2008, she was the company’s chief human resources officer; after joining the company in its first year, she served in various management roles for over 8 years, with a focus on communications, integrations, and performance management.
Before joining Level 3, Porfido was chief of staff to former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. In that role, she managed the cabinet, overseeing all state government operations and services. Prior to that, she served as the governor’s general counsel and his legislative liaison. Porfido also practiced law at the private law firms of Brownstein Hyatt in Denver, Colorado, and Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. She began her career as a legislative assistant to Congressman Mike Synar in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Currently, Porfido serves on the board of Girl Rising, a nonprofit that uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education. She co-chairs its venture philanthropy fund, which supports local leaders advancing quality education and gender equity for girls and boys living in poverty in India, Kenya, and Guatemala. She serves on the board of Energize Colorado whose mission is to build a more resilient and inclusive small-business ecosystem across the state of Colorado. And she is an advisor to Guild Education, a for-profit company that works with employees and employers to provide job training and degree programs for working adults.
Porfido holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.