C12 Chair since 2014
Dan Walters is an experienced business leader and improvement coach with a passion for helping other leaders and their teams align their work and their faith. He worked for 23 years with Saudi Aramco (formerly ARAMCO), the world’s largest producing oil company, as Chief of Staff to various executives. He was responsible for strategic planning, leadership development, and large-scale change initiatives. He is a proven, gifted facilitator who has helped diverse executive teams to routinely meet stretch goals, competing objectives, and challenging deadlines. For 10 years, Dan served healthcare clients as a hands-on change management consultant helping physicians and executives plan and execute improvements to patient care, clinical processes, and professional society governance. While working for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Storm, Dan met a man that inspired a change in the direction and intensity of his career. He heard a US Army First Sergeant say, “I have learned to be a First Sergeant and a Christian, too.” Seeing a man that had connected his Sundays and Mondays recalibrated Dan’s focus from just pursuing business excellence to also pursing alignment of work and faith. As a result, Dan’s inspirational approach to leadership development instills a level of encouragement that followers of Christ can not only run great businesses, but they can also connect their work and faith in a meaningful fashion that’s unique to their chosen field of business. Dan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. Dan and Lynda, his high school sweetheart, have been married 50 years and have six grandchildren. They live in Austin, Texas.