RICHARD J. WALSH
CEO, KNOB HILL GROUP, ORLANDO
Before founding Knob Hill, a media, investments and strategic management firm, Walsh had a 25-year year career with Darden Restaurants and was a founding member of the leadership team that took Darden public in 1995. Walsh has served as chairman of the University of Central Florida’s board and currently serves on several boards, including those for the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Nemours, Seaside National Bank and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits.
|EDUCATION||University of Central Florida (BA, MPP)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Serving on corporate boards utilizes my years at a publicly traded company at a very strategic level.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I climb mountains and ride horses — a lot. I collect Edison bulbs.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||A lack of civility hinders getting things done in the state. Let’s just agree to disagree without being disagreeable.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||Health care|