Combining 25 years in mainstream journalism and more than a decade in communications, Bill Walker has deep experience and a network of personal contacts in both fields.
During his long career at The Toronto Star he served as Queen's Park Bureau Chief at the provincial legislature in Toronto, Parliamentary Bureau Chief in Ottawa, and Washington Bureau Chief during President George Bush's first term and the attacks on 9/11. Originally a sports reporter at the Star, he the returned to the sports world by moving from Washington to Florida in 2003 and 2004 to take on the role of Managing Editor at www.pgatour.com.
He has split time at two significant Toronto-based PR firms during the past decade; first at a growing agency with a North American footprint and then as General Manager with one of the world's largest global PR firms. He has managed major issues in both the private and public sector with a balance of media and political acuity. He attended the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program Leadership in Crisis.
Bill's book, Crisis Communications in the 24/7 Social Media World, is available now.