Two Miss Porter’s fathers, Michael Smith P’24 and Michael Bergin P’19, will lead a Men of Porter’s Farmington Chat on February 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST on raising daughters in the 21st century and the power of storytelling and affirmation.
A welcome by Amani Reed, Miss Porter’s School Trustee and Head of School at The School at Columbia University, will begin the conversation.
This event is a Men of Porter’s gathering designed to engage all men who have an MPS Ancient in their lives. The event is open to all and we hope you will join us for this important virtual conversation.
Learn more about the speakers below!
Michael Smith P’24
Michael Smith is the co-founder of Inflection Point Entertainment and one of the sports and entertainment industry’s most versatile, creative, accomplished, and respected storytellers. He’s currently the co-host of the Peacock daily talk show, “Brother From Another.” In 15 years at ESPN, he served in a variety of roles and worked across all of the network’s platforms – including as a reporter, commentator, host, and anchor. Prior to joining ESPN in 2004, Michael was a reporter for the Boston Globe, serving as the paper’s NFL and New England Patriots beat writer.
Michael began his journalism career while a student at Loyola University in his hometown of New Orleans, serving as a sports reporter and copy editor for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and sports columnist for the award-winning Loyola Maroon. Michael received his BS in mass communication from Loyola in 2001. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Michael is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.
Michael Bergin P’19
Michael Bergin is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Miss Porter’s School and is a recognized thought leader in independent school finance and operations. Michael currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Grace Academy in Hartford, CT and is a member of the Board of The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Prior to joining Miss Porter’s School, Bergin held senior leadership positions at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Georgetown University. He previously served as a Trustee at La Salle University, his alma mater, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Special Love, Inc., supporting children with cancer.