Steven R. Walker is general counsel of NACD and managing director of NACD’s Board Advisory and Recruitment Services. Walker provides counsel to boards and C-suite executives on a wide range of strategic governance matters. Prior to joining NACD, Walker served as general counsel and/or senior executive to public and private entities ranging from private-equity-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations in a variety of industry sectors. He also has served in the government with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the State of Florida Division of Banking, Finance, Securities and Investor Protection. Walker is a frequent public speaker on the topics of board governance, performance, composition, and strategic impact. He has been designated a Board Leadership Fellow by NACD. His current board service includes Objective Interface Systems and ContractRoom.