David M. Walker, founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former U.S. comptroller general, will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m.

He will discuss "Comeback America: The Nation's Fiscal Challenge and a Way Forward."

"America is at a critical crossroad and the choices that our elected officials make in connection with the role of government and its finances over the next five years will largely determine whether our collective future will be better than our past," Walker said in a release.

He will outline the facts and offer a range of sensible solutions to help ensure that America stays great and the American Dream stays alive for families and future generations of Americans.

Walker leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a nonpartisan basis to help achieve solutions to America's federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.

Before assuming his position, Walker was the first president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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Previously, Walker was the seventh comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office for almost 10 years. This was one of his three presidential appointments, each by a different president, during his 15 years of federal service.

Walker 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.

In addition to his leadership responsibilities at CAI, Walker serves on various nonprofit boards and advisory groups and is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, the Trilateral Commission, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He has won numerous leadership awards, both domestically and internationally, and has authored three books. The latest, a national best-seller, is "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility."

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for new members. For information, visit www.smcnc.org or call membership chairman

Jerry Transue at

203-966-6050.