Major General (Ret.) Michael J. Walsh
Mr. Walsh currently serves as Vice President – Water Resources and Coastal Resiliency at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, based in Fairfax, VA. He previously served as Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”) from 2011 to 2013, where he was responsible for a $10 billion annual program supervising all civil works activities nationwide. Mr. Walsh oversaw the operation and maintenance of civil infrastructure valued at $232 billion, including more than 693 dams, 4,254 recreation areas, over 12,000 miles of commercial inland waterways, and approximately 926 harbors. Walsh began his career at the Corps in 1994. He served as District Commander of the San Francisco and Sacramento Districts and then moved to the Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as Executive Director of Civil Works and Chief of Staff. He returned to the field in 2004 serving as Commander of the South Atlantic Division 2004. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Walsh served as Commanding General for the Gulf Region Division in Baghdad, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was Commanding General, Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission from 2008 to 2011.