April Bennett Porter

April joined Highland Trust Partners in 2024 as executive assistant to Mark Cross.  Her primary focus is providing support in making sure Mark’s time is optimized, priorities are managed effectively, setting up annual reviews for clients and managing his calendar.    

April came to us from a local estate planning law firm as their client services representative where she also oversaw the firm’s finances and operations.  Prior to that, she worked in her family’s businesses, and has 30 years’ experience in customer relations, providing executive support, finance, sales, and marketing.

April was born and raised in Athens and attended UGA and Emmanuel College.  She has three children, Connor, Ally and Kannon, daughter-in-law Megan, and granddaughter Adeline.   She and her family attend Prince Avenue Baptist Church.  Over the years she has volunteered at the HOPE Center in Woodstock, Georgia, as well as Bethany House Ministries in Canton, Georgia.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the lake and beach, concerts, and of course watching Georgia football.