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Leah LeEarle Porter

Leah LeEarle Porter, American food products executive. Maryland State Senate scholar, 1984-1985; faculty graduate fellow Cornell University, 1986-1987. President Community Ministry Prince George's County, 1999—2005, board directors, 1999—2005; Fellow New York Academy of Sciences; member American Phytopathological Society, Association Women in Science, Alpha Chi Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta.

Background

  • Porter, Leah LeEarle was born on September 19, 1963 in Remington, Virginia, United States. Daughter of James Wallace and Earline Yvonne (Moore) Porter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1985. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1993.

    Career

    • Biological technician United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, 1981-1985. Agricultural consultant Maryland Department Agriculture, College Park, 1985. Graduate research assistant Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1986-1994.

      Manager international project Glahe Consultant Group, Washington, 1994-1995. Research manager American Chemistry Council, 1995-1997. Science manager ILSI, 1997-1998.

      Executive director CropLife American, 1999—2003. Vice president science affairs Chocolate Manufacturers Association, since 2004. Consultant, marketing assistant Le Earle Enterprises, Ithaca, 1988—1993.

    Politics

    Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

    Membership

    President Community Ministry Prince George's County, 1999—2005, board directors, 1999—2005. Fellow New York Academy of Sciences. Member American Phytopathological Society, Association Women in Science, Alpha Chi Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Church volunteer, reading, music, weightlifting.

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    Born September 19, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1985
      University Maryland
    • 1990
      Cornell University
    • 1993
      Cornell University
    • 1981 - 1985
      Biological technician United States Department of Agriculture
      Beltsville, Maryland, United States
    • 1985
      agricultural consultant, Maryland Department Agriculture
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1986 - 1994
      graduate research assistant, Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1994 - 1995
      manager, international project Glahe Consultant Group
      Washington, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      research manager, American Chemistry Council
    • 1997 - 1998
      science manager, ILSI
    • 1999 - 2003
      executive, director CropLife American
    • 2004
      vice president, science affairs Chocolate Mfgs. Association
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