THOMAS H. WALKER, P.E.
Mailing: Box 589, Starkville, MS 39760 Physical: 306 Huntington Drive, Starkville, MS 39759
Cell: 404-456-7089 Fax 662-796-3163
Senior-Level Executive with solid track record managing multimillion-dollar development, construction, leasing, and facilities management projects and programs. Related strengths in leadership, analysis, team building, lease and contract negotiations, subcontract management, strategic planning, creative problem solving, marketing and budgeting. Hands-on experience with capital program development, portfolio management, design/construction, marketing, leasing, property management, and security.
*Registered Professional Engineer – Commonwealth of Virginia
• Federal Top Secret Security Clearance
• Knowledge of government processes, policies, procedures and psychology. Excellent contacts.
• Strong bottom-line orientation. Proven ability to achieve project goals, meet deadlines, and successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Dynamic leader with well-developed management, marketing, leadership, and analytical skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with staff members, brokers, attorneys, consultants, architects, contractors, politicians, and community leaders.
• Especially effective at mentoring and developing people, both recent college graduates and experienced executives.
THOMAS H WALKER CONSULTANTS
Managing Principal – Atlanta, GA (2008-Present)
Consulting organization focused on assisting private sector and federal agency clients in governmental real estate issues, specifically with the United States General Services Administration. In addition, provides leadership training and executive and upward middle management mentoring.
Senior Director Government Programs-Atlanta, GA (2006-2008)
Responsible for responding to national GSA programs.. Lead the proposal development and presentation for GSA government projects and assists all Opus offices in monitoring design and construction of projects.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE (PBS) / GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
Regional Commissioner– Atlanta, GA (1999 – 2006)
Senior real estate executive responsible for federal public building services in 8 Southeastern states. Responsibility included management, operation, and leasing of 40 million square feet of government owned and commercial leased space and design and construction valued at over a billion dollars. Served 125,000 federal tenants with a staff of 560 real estate and construction professionals and an annual operating budget in excess of a half billion dollars through a highly leveraged outsourced property management, construction, design, and brokerage operation. Improved regional performance from tenth out of eleven regions to top three for the last three years prior to retirement including top region twice against national performance metrics. Responded to eleven hurricanes including Katrina, while maintaining normal regional business operations. Established an Intern Program for CO-OPS and young college graduates run by Georgia Tech and Georgia State University on a special contract relationship not used at any other GSA location. Known for developing leaders. At one point half of Public Buildings Service Senior Executives had been direct reports at one time in their career and many of the Interns mentored are in significant mid-career and senior positions. Retired from Federal Service after 33 Years in 2006.
Regional Commissioner– Kansas City, MO (1993 – 1999)
Senior real estate executive responsible for federal public building services in four state region that included Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. Responsibility included management and operation of 10 million square feet of government owned space, leasing of 6 million square feet of commercial leased space, and design and construction for three Federal Courthouses.
Deputy Regional Commissioner– Washington, DC (1992 – 1993)
Primary Deputy to senior real estate executive responsible for federal public building services in the largest GSA Region, the National Capital Region, which included Washington DC.
Assistant Commissioner Property Management– GSA HQ – Washington, DC (1989 – 1992)
Senior real estate executive responsible for national public buildings property management program for 7000 government owned and operated buildings housing over one million federal tenants with an annual operating budget of $ 1.8 billion. Responsibility included fire safety, energy conservation and environmental programs. Testified to Congressional Committees on environmental, facilities maintenance and repair, fire safety, and energy conservation programs.
UNITED STATES NAVY/MARINE CORPS
Deputy Director Facilities Management United States Marine Corps – Washington, DC (1985-1989)
Primary Civilian Engineering Deputy to Marine Colonel responsible for worldwide USMC facilities maintenance and repair; minor construction, fire safety, and bachelor and family housing programs.
Director, Facilities Maintenance, Public Works Center, Subic Bay, Philippines (1982 – 1985)
Responsible for all facilities maintenance, repair, renovation, and cleaning at the Subic Bay Naval and Air Base and two outlying locations with a staff of over 2000 local national employees and 24 US civilians. PWC Subic Bay was selected best in class during my last year.
Director, Facilities Maintenance, Public Works Center, Pensacola, FL (1979 – 1982)
Responsible for all facilities maintenance, repair, renovation, and cleaning for three military bases in Northwest Florida with a staff of over 300 professional trades personnel. PWC Pensacola was selected best in class during my last year.
Industrial Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, San Bruno, CA (1978 – 1979)
Performed Industrial Engineering/facilities management consulting for Naval Bases in California, Nevada, and Alaska.
Director, Maintenance Control, Naval Station, Exmouth, Western Australia (1976 – 1978)
Responsible for facilities maintenance/repair/renovation planning, scheduling, and budgeting for remote location that provided VLF communications to strategic and tactical submarines.
Industrial Engineer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, VA (1973 – 1976)
Completed Engineering Management Training Program and performed Industrial Engineering/facilities management consulting for Naval Bases in the eastern United States, Caribbean, and Southern Europe.
Adjunct Professor – Production Control Certificate Program, University of Virginia (1976)
Adjunct Professor – Production Management and Organizational Management, University of Maryland (1984-1985)
• Mississippi State University – BS Industrial Engineering
• University of West Florida – Masters in Business Administration
• National War College - Industrial College of the Armed Forces
• Harvard - Program for Senior Managers in Government
• OPM - Federal Executive Institute
*National Society of Professional Engineers / Virginia Society of Professional Engineers
*Building Owners and Managers Association International (Past Chair Government Buildings SIG, Past Vice Chair Government Advisory Committee, Past Board of Directors BOMA Atlanta, Past BOMA National Advisory Council, Past BOMA Foundation Board of Directors)
*Federal Senior Executives Association
*Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Advisory Council
*MSU Epislon Epislon Chapter Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Housing Corporation Board of Directors
*Mississippi State University Alumni Association
*MSU Development Foundation
*University of West Florida Alumni Association
*National Association of Retired Federal Employees
*Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association
*City of Starkville Historic Preservation Commission (2011-2014)
* City of Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission
*State of Mississippi, Governor's Electronic Protection Licensing Advisory Council
*Executive Committee, Mississippi Coalition for Progress (2010-2014)
*Alpha Pi Mu -Honorary Industrial Engineering Fraternity
*Phi Kappa Phi - Honorary Academic Fraternity
*Gamma Beta Phi – Honorary Academic Fraternity
*Outstanding Young Man of America
*Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Federal Employee under 40 by DC Jaycees
*Distinguished Engineering Fellow – Mississippi State University
*IFMA Golden Circle Award
*Vice Presidential Hammer Award – National Missing Child Program-Vice President Gore *Vice Presidential Hammer Award – Zonal Elevator Contracting-Vice President Gore
*Meritorious Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award from President Clinton
*BOMA President’s Award for Improving the Partnership between Public and Private Real Estate
*BOMA Chairman’s Award for service to the organization and government *BOMA Life Member Award for Lifetime Service to the organization
*BOMA Atlanta Civic Leadership Award
*Sigma Lambda Chi – Honorary Building Construction Fraternity award for contributions to Building Construction Education at Georgia Tech University
*Who’s Who in Government-Various Years
*Who’s Who in Business and Industry-Various Years
*Who’s Who in America-Various Years
*Who’s Who in the World-VariousYears *2009 Member Award--Mississippi State University Atlanta Alumni Chapter *Starkville 2010 Award of Excellence in Hiistoric Preservation for Commercial Rehabilitation