Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Health Care Service Corporation

Jeffrey WalterJeffrey is passionate about addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems through collaboration between the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. In his current role as Senior Public Affairs Specialist for Health Care Service Corporation, he oversees company-wide volunteer engagement strategy and execution for 23,000 employees across five states. This includes supporting all corporate community involvement initiatives, including corporate gifts, volunteerism, environmental sustainability, sponsorships, reporting, and internal communications.

Jeffrey has contributed to a robust portfolio of social-environmental initiatives at the local, state, national, and international levels. He has managed over 100 community sustainability leadership projects while working at the City of Chicago Department of Environment; coordinated training events reaching 3,000 international participants; and managed a $4 million public sector grant portfolio that has leveraged $12 million in local community investment.

Outside of work, Jeffrey loves teaching yoga in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. He has travelled to more than 17 countries (most recently to Cuba) with little more than a backpack and his trusted copy of The Lonely Planet guide.