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 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 has served on the board of the Texas Hospital Association and on its Executive and Audit committees. He serves as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association Foundation Board and is a member of 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 served for many years on the Shelton School and Evaluation Center board, where he was also chairman. Bob 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 and was awarded the Senior Leader award by the North Texas Chapter of the ACHE. 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, is a past recipient of the Dallas Father of the Year award, and a past recipient of the Anson Jones Award which is presented annually by the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation. Bob is a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and holds fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.