Executive Director Sue Porter

Sue Porter

Executive Director

Sue Porter was named BalletMet’s Executive Director in August, 2015. Sue is an attorney who started her legal career as an associate attorney and later a partner specializing in labor and employment law with Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn LPA (now Ice Miller LLP). In her over 30 years as an attorney, she has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer for Business in Chambers USA, as a Best Lawyer in America, an Ohio Super Lawyer, a Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio and a Top 25 Women Lawyers in Columbus. She also received a 40 Under Forty Award and a Top Executive Woman award from Business First. In 2018, she was recognized as a Smart Woman Award Honoree in the Progressive Woman category.  Sue was a long time Board member with BalletMet and a number of other not-for-profit organizations including Dance/USA where she chaired the mid-size company Manager’s Council.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, Ohio Citizens for the Arts and the Columbus Bar Foundation. Sue and her husband, Mike Sayre, have three children and live in New Albany.

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