As Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office for nearly 10 years, David Walker often made headlines. He is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. He left GAO on March 12th to head the new foundation.
The Partnership for Public Service has announced that Walker will now be on its board of directors.
As the head of the Peterson Foundation, Walker will lead the organization’s efforts to address key sustainability challenges that threaten the future of Americans. During his tenure as Comptroller General, he led a major transformation effort to improve the visibility, viability and performance of the GAO. As Comptroller General, Walker was an outspoken and non-partisan advocate for addressing the major fiscal and other national sustainability and government transformation challenges facing the United States.
When he left GAO, Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service was quoted on Walker’s tenure: “In a town that is too often focused on short-term crises, David Walker stands out in his ability to focus on big-picture issues facing our nation and has been promoting real solutions to our country’s toughest challenges….He embodies the best qualities we seek in our public servants: integrity, courage, intelligence.”
And, in welcoming Walker to the board, Stier had this to say: ” “David Walker represents public service at its best. He’s intelligent, tenacious, honest and 100 percent committed to doing right by the American people. I know he will do great things in his new position as the head of the Peter Peterson Foundation, and I am proud to welcome him to the Partnership’s board.”