Walter ParsonsĀ believes in the power of poetry, stillness and silence.

He has served as a board member and officer of many other nonprofits including those in the fields of social justice, education, arts and performance, literature, poetry, libraries, and support for the disabled.

His professional career spans more than 50 years. He is an active community volunteer. He recently retired from his role as president of BMR Associates, Inc, a management-consulting firm he joined in 2002. Prior to that he served in executive roles in public television, finance, and engineering. Walter has a BSE from the University of Michigan, an MS from Stevens Institute and an MBA from Columbia University.