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Wayne Walker joins National Philanthropic Trust’s Board of Trustees

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (July 6, 2009) – Walker Nell Partners, Inc., a national business consulting firm, is pleased to announce that its Principal, Wayne Walker, has been selected to serve on the board of trustees for  the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT). Wayne has been selected to the board along with Cecilia Mendez Hodes Esq. and Joseph Kluger.

NPT is an independent public charity dedicated to increasing philanthropy in our society. Founded in 1996, NPT is among the 100 fastest growing charities and one of the top 35 grant makers in the United States with $660 million in assets under management.  Since its inception, NPT has raised over $1.5 billion in charitable assets, and made over 32,000 grants to U. S. and international charities totaling $900 million.

As safeguards of a public trust, board members are responsible for protecting and preserving the organization’s assets, a skill Wayne has fine tuned in over 20 years of experience in the financial consulting industry. His employment experience primarily focuses on trustee services, examiner and receiver roles, interim operational assignments, environmental trustee roles, and credit committee participation.

“With Wayne’s experience on a wide variety of nonprofit organization boards locally and nationally and his experience in corporate governance, he will be a great addition to the NPT board,” says NPT’s President and CEO, Eileen Heisman, “His longtime commitment to nonprofit board service gives him a depth and breadth of knowledge for how nonprofits can be strategically positioned now and into the future.”

“Mr. Walker’s knowledge of corporate governance, experience in trustee roles and responsibilities will make him an outstanding addition to NPT’s board of trustees,” added Christina Miller, Assistant Director of Grantmaking Services.
“I look forward to being a part of National Philanthropic Trust and serving on the audit and investment committees,” says Mr. Walker, “I want to help make a positive impact and I believe working with a quality organization such as NPT will put me in a tremendous position to do so, I’m proud to lend my abilities to the work NPT does.”

Prior to founding WNP, Mr. Walker was a Principal at two separate consulting firms.  He has also served as Senior Counsel at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Compliance Committee on the Board of Directors for Kit Digital, a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ that provides video distribution technologies and on the Board of Directors of People for People, Inc., a multi-million dollar community non-profit.  He previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity International.  Mr. Walker earned his J.D. from Catholic University and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University.

For more information on NPT please visit or call (215) 277-3016.

About Walker Nell Partners, Inc.:
Walker Nell Partners, Inc.  provides management, financial, and economic consulting services to corporations, individuals, government agencies, and law firms. Flexible and timely solutions to our clients’ problems are developed utilizing an integrated approach that draws on the expertise of our specialty practice groups, which include: Turnaround and Restructuring, Forensic and Dispute Services, Fiduciary Services, and Corporate Finance and Valuation.
For more information on WNP please visit. or call (215) 569-1660