On behalf of Evolytics, I am excited to announce that Chase Porter is a finalist for Difference Maker in the 2019 Quanties. Chase helps push the boundaries of analytics through his leadership style, which follows a simple equation: empowerment + knowledge sharing = Success.
In his role as Director of Data Operations at Evolytics, Chase strives to facilitate and multiply the success of everyone he interacts with. He continuously steps up to the plate with helpful advice, or where to get it. At the end of each of our weekly meetings, Chase’s final question is always “what can I do for you to make you be your most successful this week?”
What can I do for you to make you be your most successful this week?
Though he would never admit it, he is genuinely disappointed when met with, “I’m actually in good shape.”
Chase approaches his role like an evangelist, always looking for new ways to make a difference with data. To that end, he is a frequent sight on college campuses, teaching data visualization best practices, use cases, and Tableau training to college students at Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management and the University of Missouri Trulaske School of Business.
Chase also helped organize the Kansas City Tableau User Group in May of this year, as well as presented his favorite hack: using placeholders to precisely position data points in Visualizations.
In keeping with his desire to empower others, Chase works with ALSAC, the fundraising group for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, helping them analyze and optimize their efforts through enhanced data governance, as well as improved data sharing across their teams. Outside of Evolytics, Chase applies his organizational, analytical, and management talents to lead and execute community service events such as “One Day to Serve” at his church. OneDay to Serve rallies volunteers from the church to go out and serve the surrounding community in tangible ways such as park cleanup and school beautification.
Chase also led the Kid’s Zone experience for the Convoy of Hope event in Kansas City in September 2018. The Kid’s Zone featured carnival games, inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, and concessions for children who would not typically have access to such an experience because of financial constraints. Additionally, a million plus dollars in goods and services were distributed at the event at no charge to those in need, such as groceries, haircuts, job and health fairs, family portraits, Veteran’s Services, and a hot meal.
Chase analyzed past data related to Kid’s Zone costs to maximize the amount of fun and community impact possible from the event’s available budget. He analyzed, estimated, and recruited the optimal number of volunteers for staffing the Kid’s Zone. Chase also provided onsite leadership of the Kid’s Zone on the day of the event, managing volunteers and troubleshooting problems as they surfaced.
Chase analyzed past data related to Kid’s Zone costs to maximize the amount of fun and community impact possible from the event’s available budget.
Chase continuously looks for and accepts opportunities to serve and apply his analytical and leadership skills to make a difference in the world, whether with Evolytics or other organizations.
Please join me in celebrating the contributions that Chase continues to make to analytics and the wider world!