Ms. Meredith Walker – Executive Vice President, Treasurer
Meredith Walker is a business economist with expertise in globalization, technology and public policy analysis. Economic research interests include cyber security, sustainability, national security and economic growth. She is a member of Business Executives for National Security, and the National Defense Industrial Association Lone Star Chapter Executive Vice President and Treasurer. She also serves on the Frontiers of Flight Museum Leadership Advisory Council. Her philanthropic work focuses on military and veterans initiatives.
She served as economist and director of innovation, research and assessment for Operation HOPE, a global economic empowerment organization, and assisted the launch of the Gallup-HOPE financial literacy index.
As a Federal Reserve economist in Dallas and New York, she covered regional, national and international issues. In New York, she conducted risk assessment of payments systems policy and development, and participated in meetings of the Bank of International Settlements, Foreign Exchange subgroup. In Dallas, she served as Special Assistant to the President and addressed public audiences on economic issues. She testified before the Texas Lt. Governor’s Advisory Council on the Digital Economy on Texas high tech clusters. Her work in China included field research and the publication China’s Churn, a study of emergent capitalism and U.S.-China trade relations.
Meredith developed her China expertise with American Technology Products, a consulting firm specializing in U.S.-Chinese joint ventures. She received her MS in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship for advanced study of Chinese language and culture. She held internships at the Pentagon and State Department Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin Plan II liberal arts honors program with a BA in economics, minors in French and Asian Studies.