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Robert L. Walker

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

Class of 1975

Robert L. Walker retired in 2016 as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to joining Western & Southern in 1998, Walker was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Providian Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier roles at Providian included general counsel and vice president of tax. Additionally, he held the position of chief financial officer at National Data Corporation. He began his career as tax counsel for the Mead Corporation.

Professionally, Walker currently serves as a director of the board and member of the Executive Committee for Computer Services, Inc., in Paducah, Kentucky. He also continues to serve on the Finance Committee of Western & Southern as well as on the University of Kentucky College of Law Visiting Committee. He is also a past member of the Transylvania University board of trustees, the Kentucky Bar Association and Financial Executives International.

In the Cincinnati community, Walker served on the board of TriHealth, Inc., and is a past board chair. He was also a member of the Cincinnati Opera board of trustees and is a past board member and treasurer of the Playhouse in the Park. In the Louisville community, Walker served on the boards of Leadership Kentucky and Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and is a past board member and treasurer of Actors Theater of Louisville.

Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Transylvania University and a Juris Doctor from UK Law. He resides in Naples, Florida, and Cincinnati with his wife, Susan. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.