The Honorable Robert S. Walker

Walker-MR 325The Honorable Robert S. Walker

Board Member, American Australian Council

Executive Chairman
Wexler | Walker Public Policy Associate

Wexler | Walker Executive Chairman, Bob Walker, has nearly five decades of legislative and executive experience in Washington. In his thirty years on Capitol Hill he served as a congressional aide, as Pennsylvania’s 16th District Congressman, as a committee chairman, as a legislative strategist and parliamentarian and as a key member of the Republican leadership.

After retiring from Congress and joining Wexler | Walker, he was chosen to participate on three Presidential commissions, heading one as its Chairman.

While he specializes in issues that stem from his chairmanship of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, his leadership and parliamentary expertise are widely respected. Mr. Walker knows how the process works and is regularly called upon to help develop strategies and policies. A major space publication, Space News, attested to his effectiveness saying, “One of Washington’s most influential lobbyists” whose “stature and influence have only grown since leaving Congress.”

Frequently, Mr. Walker is invited to speak to national and global forums. He is a regular media commentator on national and international affairs and lectures at prominent educational venues such as the Brookings Institution and the Government Affairs Institute.

Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Millersville University where the Walker Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership is located. He also has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Delaware and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Franklin and Marshall College.
He remains a resident of the 16th District in Pennsylvania where he resides in Lititz with his wife Barbara.

There is no country which is more important to our Asian relationships than Australia. The process of maintaining strong interpersonal ties among American and Australian leaders is fundamental to the maintenance of the bond between our two nations.