Walter is an Account Manager at Beekeeper Group. Before coming to Beekeeper, Walter worked for the Air Line Pilots Association Int’l (ALPA) as a media specialist where he focused on media relations, public affairs, advocacy and grassroots, digital media, and strategic communications. During his time at ALPA, Walter worked on multiple advocacy campaigns where he focused on communications defending the aviation industry and the piloting profession, created and managed ALPA’s digital media program and ALPA’s ‘Leadership From The Cockpit’ blog – the association’s national blog, assisted in maintaining communications with media and stakeholders, worked communications at ALPA and industry events, provided digital media and advocacy training to pilots, and much more.
In addition to his role at Beekeeper Group, Walter also holds a Communications Vice-Chair position at RightNOW Women PAC (RNWP), a PAC that serves as the leading voice for young individuals and engaged professionals dedicated to supporting and electing qualified, viable women to federal office. As RightNOW Women PAC’s Vice-Chair of Communications, Walter serves as Press Secretary and manages media relations, candidate communications, and assists with the PAC’s fundraisers and PAC event promotion.
Prior to ALPA, Walter worked as a legislative and public relations associate with 3 Click Solutions and PD Frazer Associates, where he worked with clients on legislative outreach, grassroots advocacy, strategic communications, and fundraising. At 3 Click Solutions, Walter worked with many clients on multiple issues ranging from aviation, labor, and homeland security to immigration, energy, and technology. Walter’s work contributed to multiple national campaigns such as the American-U.S. Airways merger, Immigration Reform, and Border Patrol funding.
Walter is from Westchester, New York. At an early age, Walter found his passion in public affairs which led him to Washington DC where he attended the School of Public Affairs at American University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Policy. Walter is also a graduate of the Campaign Management Institute at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at American University and a graduate of the Republican National Committee’s Communications College, focusing on media and campaign communications.