Walt is retired after more than 40 years in various leadership roles in the oil and gas exploration and production business in Canada and in several foreign jurisdictions. During his career, he also served on a number of public, private and not-for profit boards.

Walt and his wife Irene have enjoyed the CPO as subscribers for more than 30 years. This included joining Amadeus and then in 2011 to establishing the DeBoni New Works Program. This program has contributed to three children’s programs and several adult works including Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation. In 2014 he was asked to join the CPO board and is glad to be a contributing member.