Former U.S. comptroller general to address senior men
David M. Walker, founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former comptroller general of the United States, will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
He will present a comprehensive review of Connecticut's fiscal and economic challenges intended to spur conversations that chart a course to future prosperity.
As CEO of CAI, he leads the efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help achieve solutions to America's federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.
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Previously, he served as the first president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Walker also served as the seventh comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office for almost 10. This was one of his three presidential appointments each by different presidents during his 15 years of federal service.
He also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a partner and global managing director of human capital services for Arthur Andersen LLP.
Walker currently serves on various nonprofit boards and advisory groups. He is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, the Trilateral Commission and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Walker has won numerous leadership awards both domestically and internationally. He has authored three books, with the latest one entitled "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility." He is a frequent writer and media commentator and is a subject of the critically acclaimed documentary "I.O.U.S.A."