Dave Walker is the founder, president, and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI). In this capacity, he leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a nonpartisan basis to help achieve solutions to America's federal, state and local fiscal imbalances.
Prior to his current position, he served as the first president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Previously, he served as the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office for almost 10 years. This was one of three presidential appointments he held under different administrations during his 15 years of federal service. Walker also has over 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a partner and global managing director of human capital services for Arthur Andersen LLP.
In addition to his current responsibilities at CAI, he serves on various boards and advisory groups including the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Peterson Foundation. He is also a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Public Administration, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Trilateral Commission.
Walker has authored three books. His latest one, Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility, is a national bestseller. He is a frequent writer and media commentator, and is a subject of the documentary I.O.U.S.A.
He and his wife reside in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They have one son, one daughter, and three grandchildren.