With a new year comes new goals and challenges for the Commit Partnership. As we face them, we’re fortunate to have the support and guidance of a volunteer board of directors, made up of community, non-profit, foundation and business leaders. We’re pleased to announce that joining their ranks this year is W. Kelvin Walker.
Walker is CEO of the Dallas Citizens Council, a non-profit organization of more than 150 CEOs and top business leaders in North Texas. He formerly was a Managing Director of RLJ Equity Partners, a private equity fund with over $230 million under management.
Mr. Walker earned his B.A. degree from Morehouse College in 1984 where he graduated with honors. He received his MBA in 1986 from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and was a Johnson & Johnson Fellow.
Mr. Walker has been active in the Dallas community for over 15 years and is currently on the board of directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas where he serves as Vice Chairman; Methodist Health System; The Dallas Foundation Board of Governors; The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Business and Community Advisory Council.
Walker has made it a personal goal to make the Dallas Citizens Council “more collaborative,” and in his first few months of leadership has already spoken eloquently about the need for greater equity and investment in our underserved neighborhoods. We are excited to grow and learn from his contributions.
We are likewise grateful for all we have learned from Mark Rohr, CEO and Chairman of Celanese, who will be rolling off the board this year. Rohr has served our board for many years, during which time he provided invaluable service and support. Though we are sad to see him go, we know his work on behalf of our community will continue unabated.