$15 for PMI-Midlands members - $20 for non-members
Our Speaker: Walter Caudle
Walter is married to Carrie Myron Caudle, a recovering attorney and expert in commercial insurance claims and litigation management. They are the proud, but exhausted “mature” parents of Franklin, a strong-willed and opinionated 6th grader who is the joy of their lives. They reside in the Forest Acres/Heathwood area of downtown Columbia and are members of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church.
A Columbia native, Walter is a multiple graduate of the University of South Carolina, to include a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in administrative law. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute. He earned the Associate Public Manager credential and is a certified Malcolm Baldrige quality examiner. He has 20 years of expertise in organizational development, workflow analysis, and process improvement strategies.
A self-described “professional schizophrenic,” Walter has over 25 years of leadership and senior management experience across all 3 branches of South Carolina state government in multiple fields of expertise, including policy analysis, accountability models, legislative affairs, advocacy, legal/technical writing, public-private partnerships, and intergovernmental agreements. For 23 years, he also had a parallel entrepreneurial career running 1st and 2nd generation family businesses in the hospitality and real estate industries. He has served on too many boards and commissions to list.
Currently, he serves as the Team Leader for Special Projects in the Office of Health and Nutrition at the South Carolina Department of Education. For the last 15 years, he has served as the state’s subject matter expert on all matters related to public school child nutrition programs, representing over $300 million in annual federal appropriations to the state. Much of his time is focused on the free-and-reduced eligibility process for school meals and how that poverty data is utilized to address funding and program priorities across all public education programs. In that role, he chases David Helps around the Rutledge Building on a regular basis to ensure that his projects stay on top of the agency’s priority list.