The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Adrian Walker as the director of Community and Government Affairs, reporting to CEO Tim Herman.

Adrian Walker, director of Community & Government Affairs

Walker will work side-by-side with the Chamber’s CEO and other members of the leadership team coordinating legislative and advocacy efforts, and have day-to-day responsibility for working with business, federal, state and local government, and local community representatives. He will also serve as the lead staff support for the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, analyzing and assessing legislative, administrative and regulatory activities as they relate to Chamber operations.

“Adrian brings strong public policy and community relations experience to the Chamber team,” said Herman. “He’s plugged in with key stakeholders at the local, state and national levels, and has a deep understanding of opportunities and challenges in our region.”

Walker was most recently senior manager, Government Affairs and Corporate Relations at Diplomat Pharmacy; he also served as manager, Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining the pharmacy giant, Walker served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, including as special advisor in Washington, D.C., and the regional manager for the Flint/Saginaw/Bay area.

A Flint native and current resident, he is a graduate of Michigan State University.