School of Business Commencement Speaker

RandyWalker.SBSpeaker

Randy Walker

Randy Walker has been a sales and marketing director in the medical device industry for more than a decade. As a vice president, he currently leads the sales division for CT and MR systems at BC Technical (formerly Genesis Medical Imaging). He previously spent more than 15 years managing service in the medical device industry, both in the U.S. and globally.

Walker was heavily involved in the establishment of the Ethics Center at the University of Redlands School of Business and committed his first major gift to help Professor Jeffery Smith get the Center off the ground. Smith named an annual award given by the Center in Walker's honor—the Randal Walker Ethics Award, given to a student who completes an outstanding case study highlighting and analyzing an ethical problem or issue that pertains to organizations. Walker and his wife, Christina Walker, also established the Walker Family Community Service Travel Endowment, which provides students in need with grant monies to support international community service. Passionate about community service, the couple most recently made possible the Global Learning Opportunities Fund, whose eventual endowment proceeds will be managed by the assistant provost for internationalization to support faculty and student research around the world and the development of foreign languages across the curriculum. 

Walker is described by colleagues as a businessman with a strong conscience and desire to use his success to promote good. As he stated in the University’s Centennial Campaign brochure: "I started seeing kids come out of college who cared more about the money than the jobs. What's sadder is if I have an entry-level job and a high-level job opening, I have the same people applying for both. They want to leap past everybody. This relentless pursuit to be successful immediately makes you vulnerable to compromising your ethics. I want to help them understand that it's often that first small decision that gets us into trouble. I want to make them think." 

Walker earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1984, and a master’s in Management from the University of Redlands School of Business in 1988. He currently serves as chair of the University of Redlands School of Business Advisory Board.