The late Charls Walker

Position title
Chair Emeritus

Charls Walker was a founding member of the Bretton Woods Committee who saw the need for an organized effort to ensure that leading citizens spoke about the importance of the international financial institutions (IFIs).  

Prior to his time as chair of the Bretton Woods Committee, he served as under secretary from 1969 to 1972 and in 1973 as deputy secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury. 

Outside of his government service, he was executive vice president of the American Bankers Association, an executive with Republic National Bank of Dallas, and he started a consulting firm after leaving the Treasury. 

He received a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.