Steven R. Walker

General Counsel & Managing Director, Board Advisory Services, National Association of Corporate Directors.


Steven R. Walker serves as NACD’s General Counsel and Managing Director of the Board Advisory and Recruitment Services. In his Board Advisory Services role, Mr. Walker provides counsel to boards and C-suite executives on a wide range of strategic governance matters. He is a frequent public speaker on the topic of board governance, performance, composition and strategic impact. He has been designated a Board Leadership and Governance Fellow by NACD.

Prior to joining NACD, Mr. Walker has served as general counsel and/or senior executive to public and private entities ranging from private equity backed start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations in a variety of sectors, including managed healthcare, healthcare delivery, pharmaceuticals, life and health insurance, banking, securities, financial services, technology, funeral/cemetery, and emerging technology.

Mr. Walker has also served in the government sector as an Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance during the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley. He was also Senior Enforcement Counsel with the State of Florida Division of Banking, Finance, Securities and Investor Protection.

The breadth of his board service includes Objective Interface Systems, ContractRoom, Orange Bowl Committee, Association of Corporate Counsel-MI Chapter, American Cancer Society-Tampa, and Friends of the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts-Miami.

Mr. Walker is an alumnus of Florida State University where he earned his BS and JD degrees. He also completed post graduate studies at Oxford University and Emory University.

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