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In my day, I could play: Horatio Porter ’92 (MBA ’94)

Star sprinter is now serving his hometown Fort Worth as the city’s Budget Officer.

In my day, I could play: Horatio Porter ’92 (MBA ’94)

Horatio Porter ’92 (MBA ’94) oversees the City of Fort Worth's $1.2 billion budget. (Photo by Glen E. Ellman)

In my day, I could play: Horatio Porter ’92 (MBA ’94)

Star sprinter is now serving his hometown Fort Worth as the city’s Budget Officer.

Managing Fort Worth’s $1.2 billion ledger as the city’s Budget Officer, Horatio Porter ’92 (MBA ’94) is good with numbers. In two years on the job, Porter has helped guide Cowtown from a $77 million shortfall to back in the black by this summer. But there’s another figure that sticks with him — 38.23. That’s the NCAA-record time he and teammates Andrew Smith ’89, Greg Sholars ’89 and Raymond Stewart ’89 established in the 4×100 meter relay in June 1989. Horatio Porter was a highly recruited freshman. The other three were seniors defending their national title from 1988. It was the first of five All-America honors he’d achieve. Now he’s All-Hometown.