Mr. Walton is a retired senior vice president of Highmark, Inc. of Pittsburgh, where he had accountability for Highmark’s public relations and social mission strategies. Additionally, he had oversight of the corporation’s Community Involvement, Strategic Health Initiatives and its joint venture affiliate, Gateway Health Plan. Mr. Walton recently joined the leadership team of Silver Eco-Solutions of Indianola as a senior vice president. Silver Eco-Solutions supplies products to the oil and gas industry. He is a member of California University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees, which he chaired from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Walton holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University. He is chair of the Board’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee.