Don Porter

Former President International Softball Federation (ISF)

Sports administration
Named Executive Director of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) in 1963, Mr. Porter became Secretary General of the International Softball Federation in 1965. He became the ISF’s second President in 1987. He has served the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as chairman and member of a number of committees including the Board of Directors of the USOC from 1984 until 1998. From 1990-1998, he served as chairman of the Oklahoma Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. Mr. Porter served four consecutive terms on the Executive Council of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). In addition, he presently serves on the USOC’s International Relations Committee. He also served as Secretary-General of World Games I and was one of the founders of the World Games. A former referee in the National Football League, Mr. Porter is credited with softball becoming an Olympic sport.