Cheryl Porter

Cheryl Porter

Chief Operating Officer – Water & Field Services

Cheryl Porter is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Great Lakes Water Authority.

Previously, Ms. Porter was the COO of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). At DWSD, prior to her ascension to COO, Ms. Porter was Water Production and Operations Manager. She holds an F-1 Water Filtration Treatment Plant Operator license with the State of Michigan.

Ms. Porter began her career with DWSD in 1996 as a Junior Chemist and has advanced over the years. She earned a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan, an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Madonna University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit.