Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member

Davenport University welcomes new board of trustee member

Davenport University is honored to announce that Brian Walker, former president and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller will join the Davenport University Board of Trustees.

Leading Herman Miller for 14 years as president and CEO while holding a company career of 29 years, Walker redefined the company brand using an innovative business strategy titled “SHIFT.”

Brian is the 2018 recipient of DU’s Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award, presented to an individual who illustrates success and commitment to community service and support.

Through his efforts as a visionary businessman and active community leader, Walker has contributed significantly to western Michigan’s business growth over the past three decades.

Walker is chairman of the board of directors for The Right Place, an organization devoted to economic development in western Michigan.

“Brian Walker is a tremendous leader and an incredible asset to communities and businesses in western Michigan,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, president of Davenport University. “We are very happy to have him join the Davenport University Board.”

Walker also serves as a member of the board of directors for Briggs & Stratton Corporation, The Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research, and Universal Forest Products.

In addition, Walker previously served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Detroit and was president of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association.

“I’m honored to join the Davenport University Board of Trustees,” said Walker. “Davenport is fostering the next generation of bright and innovative minds, and I look forward to working with the board and leadership team.”

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