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DuWarn V. Porter

SUAF Chicago Chapter President: DuWarn V. Porter

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DuWarn V. Porter has over seventeen years of professional experience in the credit, grant administration and policy development fields. DuWarn is currently employed with the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Chicago Regional Audit Office (CRAO) as a Program Analyst (www.usdoj.gov).


DuWarn’ s Audit Division is responsible for developing, directing and carrying out broad comprehensive program and financial audits of federal agencies and programs under the Department of Justice. Prior to the Department of Justice DuWarn worked for the Grants Administration Department Finance Division at The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) (www.thecha.org). Prior to joining CHA DuWarn was a Commercial Loan Officer with Seaway Bank (www.seawaybank.us). DuWarn also has served as a Policy and Research Manager for Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) (www.ihda.org). At IHDA he was responsible for the administration of affordable housing policy for IHDA’s various affordable housing lending and preservation programs. Previous to IHDA DuWarn was the Director of Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Women Business Development Center (www.wbdc.org). This was DuWarn’s second stint as the Director of a statewide SBDC. As the Director DuWarn managed the SBDC’s budget and supervised the small business lending activities in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs. Previously, he served as an Underwriting Supervisor for Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE:OCN) in their Fulfillment Operations Division located in Lisle, IL. Porter also served as Director of the Small Business Development Center of Chicago Community Ventures (www.chiventures.org). Upon the completion Porter and staff was responsible for lending over six million dollars to over two-hundred small businesses and created over five-hundred jobs in Chicago’s underserved communities. DuWarn is also has been an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Governors’ State University in University Park, IL. 

DuWarn is a native of St. Anne, IL.  He graduated from St. Anne Grade School, St. Anne Community High School and is proud graduate of Southern University Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (www.subr.edu) where he earned a Bachelors’ degree in Economics with a minor in Finance.


DuWarn was a Wall Street Journal Merit Scholar in the College of Business’ Department of Economics. In addition, he was a varsity letterman with the men’s track and field team. He holds an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL (www.olivet.edu). DuWarn holds professional memberships with the National Black MBA Association Chicago Chapter, Southern University Alumni Federation Chicago Chapter (SUAF) (President), SUAF Mid-West Regional Director, SUAF-Chair-Strategic Planning and Governance Committee, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, True Lodge #136 Prince Hall Masons State of Illinois, Village of Richton Park Economic Development Commissioner and serves on the USDOJ OIG Chicago Regional Audit Office Diversity Committee.


DuWarn works with various religious and social groups to help give back to the community. DuWarn's family know he is an avid sports fanatic, especially for Jaguar Nation!


DuWarn V. Porter, MBA
President, Southern University Alumni Federation
Chicago Chapter
SUAF-Chairman-Strategic Planning Committee
SUAF-Mid-West Regional Director