Robert L. “Bob” Walker
Robert L. “Bob” Walker joined Scottish Rite for Children in 1979. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and he was named President/CEO in 2012. In his role, Bob is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the organization and continuing its position as one of the top-ranked pediatric orthopedic centers in the world. He works closely with the Board of Trustees, medical staff and executive leadership to ensure that the highest degree of medical care is provided to our pediatric patients.
Bob serves on the board of the Texas Hospital Association and previously served on its Executive and Audit committees. He is a member of the Texas Hospital Association Foundation Board, the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board and the Children’s Hospital Association Public Policy Committee. Bob is past board chairman of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and currently serves as an ex-officio. He served for many years on the Shelton School and Evaluation Center board, where he also served as chairman. Bob also serves on the executive committee of the BMW Dallas Marathon, and he is a member of the advisory boards of The Ronald McDonald House and Camp John Marc.
A native of Garland, Texas, Bob earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) and his Master of Health Care Administration from Trinity University. Bob has been honored by both Garland High School and Texas A&M University-Commerce as an Outstanding Alumnus. He is a past recipient of the Dean Leonard A. Duce Award for Excellence in Healthcare, awarded by the Trinity University Department of Healthcare Administration. Bob is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and holds fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.