Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to the Chamber, Walter founded Vines Publishing – producers of wine and travel magazines and wine books. He holds a Masters from McGill University and an Hon.BA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Walter is also a board member of LCBO, the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital and the Business Education Council and a member of the cabinet for the United Way St. Catharines and District. In 2008, he was awarded the Bernie Gillespie Award by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce as the top executive of the year. He is also a recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award in Niagara. An expert on Canadian wine, Walter has written five books including Vines: The Buyer’s Guide to Canadian Wine and The Insider’s Guide to Niagara Wine Country. Walter is also a Past Chair of the Niagara Wine Festival and a founding director of the Binational Tourism Alliance.