John David Walda


John David Walda



John David Walda was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Walda graduated (1968) from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, before enrolling at Indiana University. Active in student government as an undergraduate, Walda served as class president from 1968-1970, and again in 1972. Upon receiving his B.A. degree (1972) in English and Political Science, Walda enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where he received his JD in 1975.

After law school, Walda spent twenty-six years with the Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny. Walda served as the Chairman of the Indiana State Lottery Commission from 1989 to 1990. From 2002 until 2004 he served as Indiana University's Executive Director of Federal Relations and Corporate Partnerships. In 2005 he became a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans and Senior Vice President for Federal Relations of Bose Treacy Associates, LLC. In 2006 he became the President and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, a position he would hold until his retirement in 2018.

Walda has served Indiana University in many capacities including twelve years on the Board of Trustees (President, 1992-1993 and 1994-2001). He has served on the boards of numerous professional and civic organizations and has been a member of the Stetson University Board of Trustees since 2011. Walda received the 1999 award of merit from the Indiana Hospital and Health Association and a presidential citation from the Indiana State Bar Association. John David Walda was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2019.


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