Walker and Associates Consulting
Walker and Associates Consulting (W&A) is a national management and consulting firm specializing in the field of Community Economic Development (CED) broadly defined to include affordable housing, economic development, comprehensive community initiatives, and social justice. For over 20 years, we have provided an extensive array of strategic support to nonprofit organizations and foundations, including strategic planning, executive search, conference planning and marketing and communications. Our comprehensive services, extensive network of contacts within the nonprofit, public and private sectors, and proven ability to identify exceptional candidates of color, distinguish W&A from our peers in the executive search arena. As a small firm, we draw from a pool of consultants in Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Oakland to assemble a customized team for each search. In addition, we limit our executive search contracts to no more than four per year in combination with our other projects, including national and regional leadership conferences, which provide additional opportunities for the identification of highly qualified candidates. Current and former search clients include: The Women's Foundation of California, Los Angeles Housing Partnerships, Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, Ventura Housing Authority, OBDC Small Business Finance, East Bay Housing Organizations, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and The Mentoring Center. References are available upon request.