Earle J. Walker
Earle J. Walker has been the Executive Director of the Regional Alliance since 1998. Prior to his appointment with the Regional Alliance, Mr. Walker was Acting Director and General Manager, Office of Business and Job Opportunity at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Mr. Walker has over 30 years of experience supervising business development and affirmative action programs. Regional Alliance funding and management services fall under Mr. Walker's mandate. In 1994, Mr. Walker developed, implemented and managed the Port Authority's Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Development program which provides access to increased contract opportunities and financial and technical assistance for regional businesses. Mr. Walker, as Executive Director of the Regional Alliance, is responsible for the daily management of operations, financing, fundraising and obtaining new contractual agreements. Mr. Walker holds an Executive MBA from Pace University.
Mr. Walker has received many honors, including the Port Authority of NY&NJ Robert F. Wagner Distinguished Public Service Medal, the NYC Harlem YMCA Black Achievers Award and the New York NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to the cause of human and civil rights for all.