Richard W. Walker is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all departments and functions at the NCPA. Prior to coming to the NCPA, Richard served as the director of public relations for all flavors brands at Dr Pepper/7 Up, national spokesperson for the Boy Scouts of America and vice president of public affairs and crisis communications at Edelman Worldwide. He also served Midwest correspondent for Group W television and radio and held the position of visiting assistant professor of broadcast communications at the University of Texas at Arlington for five years.
Walker has served as a volunteer with the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the boards of the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society and the Keller (TX) ISD board of education. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S. in journalism) and the University of Texas at Arlington (M.A. in economics) and has completed post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas.