Stephen A. Walsh

Investment Chair, FOCUS Board; Retired CIO, Western Asset Management Company

Stephen Walsh is the former Chief Investment Officer of Western Asset Management Company, one of the world’s leading investment management firms.  As CIO, he led the company’s investment efforts and was responsible for the development and coordination of firm-wide investment strategies.  Prior to joining Western Asset in 1991, Mr. Walsh spent 3 years as a Portfolio Manager and President, CIO of the Intercash Capital Advisory Division at Security Pacific Investment Managers, Inc.  In addition, he worked for Atlantic Richfield Company in its Treasury Department, where he was a senior portfolio manager during his 7-year tenure. 

Mr. Walsh received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He serves on the Catholic Relief Services Board of Directors and on the CRS Investment Subcommittee.  In addition, Mr. Walsh serves on the Board of Azure Source Capital, a non-profit designed to bring running water to underserved communities in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and other countries in Latin American using investment and blended finance. He is a consultant to the Executive Leadership Team for FOCUS.