David L. Porges was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation on April 21, 2010 and Chairman of the Board in May 2011.
Mr. Porges joined EQT Corporation on July 1, 1998 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2000. He was elected to the Board of Directors of EQT in May 2002. In January 2005, Mr. Porges was named Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President -- Finance and Administration. In 2007, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. He also served on the Board of Directors of Westport Resources from 2000 until that company was acquired in 2004.
Mr. Porges joined EQT from Bankers Trust Corporation. After joining Bankers Trust as an Associate in their Energy Group in 1987, he was subsequently promoted to Vice President, and then to Managing Director. He worked with the energy industry throughout his 11 years there, working first in mergers and acquisitions, then in structured finance, risk advisory, and finally with their BT Wolfensohn strategic advisory group.
Prior to joining Bankers Trust, Mr. Porges spent seven years with Exxon Corporation in various managerial positions, first with their Asian headquarters in Houston and later with its Esso Australia unit in Sydney and Melbourne.
A Chicago native, Mr. Porges holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the American Natural Gas Alliance, Inc. (ANGA), and Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). In addition, Porges is a member of the McCormick Advisory Council for the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, the Board of Trustees of the Winchester Thurston School and the Pennsylvania Business Roundtable.