Major General (Ret.) Michael J. Walsh
Mr. Walsh currently serves as Vice President – Water Resources and Coastal Resiliency at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm providing architectural, engineering, management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Prior to Dewberry, Mr. Walsh served over 19 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”). From 2011 to 2013, he was Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations and responsible for a $10 billion annual program supervising all civil works activities nationwide. Mr. Walsh oversaw the operation and maintenance of civil infrastructure valued at $232 billion, including more than 693 dams, 4,254 recreation areas, over 12,000 miles of commercial inland waterways, and approximately 926 harbors. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Walsh was Commanding General, Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, after having served as Commanding General for the Gulf Region Division in Baghdad, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Walsh served as Commander of the South Atlantic Division from 2004 through 2006. Prior to 2004, Mr. Walsh held various positions within the Corps, both in the field and at the Corps headquarters. He served as District Commander of the San Francisco and Sacramento Districts, respectively, in addition to serving as Executive Director of Civil Works and Chief of Staff at the Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Walsh received his Master of Building Construction degree from the University of Florida, and his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.