Walter joined the firm on August 1, 1999 after working for a large regional firm. He became a partner in 2002. His areas of practice include financial statement audits, internal audit and risk advisory consulting for small and large companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, health care organizations, and non-profit organizations. He performs tax planning and compliance services for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Additionally, he performs forensic and fraud examinations for a diverse client base.
His love for Tyler is reflected in his community involvement. He is a founding board member of the First Tee of Greater Tyler. This organization, founded in 2011, teaches children and youth, life skills and core values through the game of golf.
Walter currently serves as Treasurer on the board of directors of the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce, and he also serves as Chairman of the Tyler Junior College Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee. He continues to serve on the steering committee of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. Established in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, the award recognizes the nation’s offensive player of the year and honors the legacy of Earl Campbell.
He served two terms on the board of directors of the Tyler Economic Development Council, as well as the Tyler 1st Steering Committee. He served on the original City’s 'Tyler 21 Comprehensive Plan' Steering Committee and chaired the Parks, Lakes & Open Space working group.
Walter is past Chairman of the Board of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, he served the Chamber as Treasurer, and chaired the Membership Services Council. He was a member of the Chamber’s contact club for 7 years and earned the Johnny Wright Life Membership Award. He is past Chairman of SPORTyler, an organization that promotes sports tourism in the Tyler area. Walter is also a founding board member of the Hispanic Business Alliance whose mission is to foster and grow Hispanic owned businesses in the Tyler area. He is a member of Leadership Tyler Class X.
Walter grew up in Paris, Texas, graduated from Texas Tech University "Wreck ‘em", and has lived in Tyler since January 1988. He and his wife Ashley have three children, Riley, Madison and Christopher, and two granddaughters, Juliana and Avery. Walter and Ashley are active members of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Walter is very thankful for the opportunities God has given him to serve our community, but he is most thankful for the opportunities to share his faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He realizes that he could not have accomplished the above without God’s grace and strength. 2 Corinthians 12:9