Kenneth Walker is the Executive Director for the Alabama Assets Building Coalition. Mr. Walker’s background includes twenty-seven years of overseeing business and economic development programs, providing technical and managerial support to state governments and small businesses. He has managed business development programs for the US Small Business Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the US Department of Agriculture, the Internal Revenue Services and other federal relate programs. He has worked throughout Alabama developing and implementing economic and workforce development programs and strategic plans to help communities overcome obstacles impeding economic growth.
He is a member of Leadership Alabama 2015 Class and received the Minority Access National Role Models Awards for his exemplary achievement in expanding opportunities for others and for his commitment as a university administrator in the area of diversity. Mr. Walker is also a Kellogg Management Fellow at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Walker is a Certified Housing Education Trainer and has collaborated with Alabama’s cities/towns in comprehensive, long-rang planning for affordable housing and homeownership. He has worked to help link community strategies with city goals for neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the elimination of poverty.
He is a graduate of Alabama State University with a B.S. in Public Relations and a Masters of Human Resource Management from Troy University.