Resume

Resume

Personal/Background

  • Born in Fairbanks, raised in Delta and Valdez, resides in Anchorage
  • Party Affiliation: “Hickel/Hammond Republican” running as a non-partisan, independent Alaskan
  • Family: Married 36 years to Donna P. Walker, four children: Lindsay (32), Tessa (29), Adam (28), Jordan (25)
  • Graduated from Valdez High School in 1969 (Student Body President, Varsity Basketball Team)

Post-Secondary Education

  • B.S. degree (1973) in Business Administration from Lewis and Clark College, Portland
  • J.D. (1983) University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University)

Public and Community Service

  • Member, Steering Committee, North America Gas Summit & Presenter at the 2011 & 2012 annual conferences in Washington DC
  • Presenter, Alaska Oil & Gas Congress, 2012 & 2013
  • Participant, 2012 World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Participant, World LNG Summit, Rome 2011
  • Participant, 2011 Institute of the North Norway Policy Tour
  • Global Health Outreach Medical Mission to prisons in Guyana in conjunction with Christian Medical and Dental Association and Prison Fellowship International (logistics volunteer) – January 2007, especially enjoyed working with prisoners on death row
  • President (3 terms) and charter member of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC) – 1989 to 2001
  • President (2 terms), Alaska Municipal Attorneys’ Association
  • Mayor, City of Valdez – 1979 to 1980
  • City Councilman, City of Valdez – 1978 to 1980
  • OMAR (Organization for the Management of Alaska’s Resources, predecessor to Resource Development Council) in effort to obtain presidential approval for an all Alaskan gasline – 1977 to 1978
  • Alaska Municipal League – guest speaker and panel member on numerous occasions
  • Member – Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo #7
  • Lifetime member – National Rifle Association
  • School Board Member, Sonrise Christian School (Anchorage) – 1991 to 1993
  • Sunday School Teacher (3 years), 1st Presbyterian Church (Anchorage)
  • Member – 1st Presbyterian Church (Anchorage) from 1988 to 2007, currently attending Faith Christian Community Church
  • YMCA Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach – 1992 to 1994

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner: Walker Richards LLC law firm – 1995 to present. The firm is a general practice with emphasis in oil and gas and municipal law. Bill represents many Alaskan municipalities as well as serving as general counsel to the Alaska Gasline Port Authority.
  • Attorney: Hughes, Thorsness, Gantz, Powell, and Brundin: 1983-95; Chairman, Municipal Law Department and; served as one of the managing partners for law firm of 50+ attorneys
  • Owner: Bill Walker Construction Co., Valdez – 1975-80
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction worker and member of Alaska Laborers’, Carpenters’ and Teamsters’ Unions – 1970-74
  • Commercial fisherman (Prince William Sound) – 1969