Ms. Walker is a founding partner of Holland Capital Management, a Chicago based firm that provides equity and fixed income investment advisory services to an institutional client base of public and corporate pension plan sponsors, unions, endowments, foundations, a limited number of individual clients and a mutual fund. As Chief Executive Officer, she oversees the overall business and financial operations of the firm. With over 22 years of investment management experience, Ms. Walker also serves as Chief Investment Officer Equity, responsible for execution of the firms large cap growth and mid cap growth equity strategies with a team of equity research analysts. Ms. Walker has worked as a member of the firms equity team and Investment Policy Committee since the firms inception 19 years ago.Ms. Walker began her career at Texas Utilities (now Energy Future Holdings) in 1981 serving in various supervisory capacities and working in the companys corporate finance group. When she left the company in 1991 to join Holland Capital, she was manager of Trust Funds Administration, responsible for Texas Utilities $1.5 billion in pension fund and defined contribution plan assets. She also helped in the development and implementation of Texas Utilities Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund.Ms. Walker received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980 and is a CPA licensed in Texas and Illinois. She serves as a board member of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a board member of the Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund, a member of the CEO Council of Chicago United and the Investment Management Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Ms. Walker is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago, the Illinois CPA Society, the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) and the Economic Club of Chicago. Ms. Walker was honored by the Chicago chapter of NASP in July 2008 as one of five Chicago Women Blazing the Path to Power and was named in February 2010 as one of Black Enterprises 75 Most Powerful Women in Business.
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