About Ken Walters

EDUCATION

  • University of Tampa
  • H. B. Plant High School class of 1983

PROFESSIONAL

  • 2003-Present Ken Walters Promotions & Products: Formed this d/b/a to avoid the misconception that we are only graphic designers, although we offer design as a compliment to the sale of our products. Also, we now utilize our promotion and event knowledge to provide consulting, event production & promotion services and produce unique speculative events.
  • 1984-2002 Graphic Communications Brokerage Corporation: Established this business to sell commercial printing and promotional products.
  • 1981-1984 Florida Typewriter Exchange, Incorporated: Designed and produced marketing materials, signage, display advertisements and product identification placards to increase the business? awareness in the community, increase sales and influence repeat business.
  • 2003 'round Midnight-founder
  • 1998 Celebrate Sinatra-founder

PERSONAL

  • Mother & Father: Mr. & Mrs. (Bimmie) Raymond K. Walters, Sr., Indian Shores, FL
  • Sister: Mindy & William Socher with children Sydney, William, Mallary, Megan and Gracie, Tampa, FL
  • Son: Max (born March 10, 2005)

CIVIC (assisted in raising approximately $8,300,000)

Present

  • 2011 Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans: Recipient of funds from Less Than 6 Degrees Tampa Bay
  • 2010 Easter Seals: A Pair To Remember committee member ($30,000)
  • 2010 WEDU: Sojourn committee member ($500,000)
  • 2009 Less Than 6 Degrees Tampa Bay: Co-founder of this Tampa Bay business and social networking group to "bridge the bay" with people of all ages, religions, cultures and ethnic backgrounds from multiple counties who have similar business and social interests and want to give back to our community.
  • 2009 Tampa Bay & Co.
  • 2001 Henry B. Plant Museum
  • 2000 Leadership Tampa Alumni: 2004-2009 Board Member, 2007 Sponsorship Chairman, 2006 Membership Chairman, 2005 Publicity Chairman, 2004 Programs Chairman and 2000 graduate ($10,000)
  • 1999 Tampa Bay Beautification: SilverSpoons & Sandcastles committee member and 2004 S&S Chairman ($1,500,000)
  • 1996 Tampa Historical Society: 1999-2005 Board Member
  • 1993 Exchange Club of Tampa: 1997-present Board Member, 2002 Annual Exchange Club of Tampa DACCO Golf Tournament Chairman and 2001 President ($50,000)
  • 1993 St. Andrews Society of Tampa Bay: 2005 Chief Stewart and 1994-2005 Board Member
  • 1993 Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center: 2000-2009 Broadway Ball committee member, 1995-1997 HeadLiner President and 1993-1997 HeadLiners Board Member ($1,500,000)
  • 1992 Tampa Museum of Art: 2001 Midnight at Pavilion Chairman, 2001 Past Corporate Campaign Chairman, 1995-1997 Exhibitionists President and 1992-1994 Exhibitionists Board Member ($1,000,000)

Past

  • 2010 Heartbeat International: Breakfast at Tiffany's Chairman ($10,000)
  • 2010 from 2003 Mental Health Foundation: 2008 President, 2009 and 2008 Starry Nights Co-Chairman and 2004-2005 Artists & Writers Ball Co-Chairman ($400,000)
  • 2009 from 2008 All Childrenĺs Hospital: Recipient of funds from Less Than 6 Degrees Tampa Bay (5,000)
  • 2009 from 2008 Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Diagnostic Institute: 2009 Golf Classic Player Gift Sub-committee Chair and 2008 Roses In Winter Gala committee member ($100,000)
  • 2008 from 2003 The Spring of Tampa Bay: 2008 Celebrity Dancing in Tampa Bay contestant and 2003 The Spring Cruise honorary committee member ($150,000)
  • 2005 from1999 American Cancer Society: Cattle Barons' Ball committee member and 2005 Publicity Chairman ($1,000,000)
  • 2005 from 1996 Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society
  • 2005 from 2000 The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art
  • 2005 from1999 Museum of Fine Arts
  • 2005 from 2001 Navy League of the United States #296: Past Board Member
  • 2005 Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay: Awards Luncheon marketing committee ($50,000)
  • 2005 from 2003 Tampa Bay Harvest: Fundraising Event Chairman ($10,000)
  • 2005 from 2002 Tampa Theater: 2005 Oscar Night committee member ($50,000)
  • 2005 from 1997 University of Tampa-Board of Counselors: Steering committee member ($25,000)
  • 2004 from 2004 American Stage: 2005 I Left My Heart committee member and 2004 My Way sponsor & committee member ($10,000)
  • 2004 from 1999 Florida Aquarium
  • 2004 from 1996 Lowry Park Zoological Society: 2000 Wahzoo Chairman and 2003 Karamu committee member ($300,000)
  • 2004 from 2003 Muscular Dystrophy Association: Hearts of Fire Gala committee member ($300,000)
  • 2004 from 2003 Tampa Firefighters Museum
  • 2004 from 2003 Tampa & Ybor City Street Railway Society
  • 2003 Abilities Foundation: Hogue Wine Tasting Dinner at the Samba Room Host ($3,000)
  • 2003 from 2002 Bayshore Garden Center: Love of a Garden committee member ($50,000)
  • 2003 Florida Metropolitan University: Advisory Board Member
  • 2003 from 2000 Gulf Coast Museum of Art
  • 2003 from 1998 Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association: 1999 President
  • 2003 The Spring of Tampa Bay: The Spring Cruise honorary committee member ($50,000)
  • 2002 from 2001 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • 2002 Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay: Annual Steak Dinner committee member ($50,000)
  • 2002 The Florida Orchestra: VIVO Board Member ($10,000)
  • 2001 from 1999 American Heart Association: Hillsborough County Board Member ($200,000)
  • 2001 American Red Cross: M*A*S*H Gala committee member ($50,000)
  • 2001 Fort Brooke Memorial Foundation: Committee member
  • 2001 from 2000 Make A Wish Foundation: Stories Of Light committee member ($30,000)
  • 2001 from 1997 Museum of Science and Industry: BEAM Board Member ($200,000)
  • 2001 from 2000 Soho (South Howard) District Merchant & Resident's Association: Board Member
  • 2000 The Business Journal Serving Greater Tampa Bay: 40 Under 40 award winner
  • 2000 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Carrabba?s Italian Grill Golf Classic committee member ($30,000)
  • 2000 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000 from 1999 Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens Foundation: Trustee ($30,000)
  • 2000 from 1998 Promotional Products Association of Florida: Board Member
  • 2000 from 1998 Tampa General Hospital Foundation: Committee member ($200,000)
  • 1999 Mitchell Elementary School: Golf tournament committee member ($10,000)
  • 1999 from 1997 Tampa Bay 100 Ducks Unlimited: Executive committee member ($20,000)
  • 1998 from 1994 Child Abuse Council: PALS steering committee member ($100,000)
  • 1998 from 1996 Crisis Center of Hillsborough County: Masquerade Ball committee member ($100,000)
  • 1998 from 1996 Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA: Golf tournament committee member ($200,000)
  • 1997 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center: Tie One On committee member ($10,000)

SOCIAL

Present

  • 1998 Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
  • 1996 Tampa Yacht & Country Club: Past committee member

Past

Clubs

  • 2003 from 1997 University Club of Tampa: 1998 Intermediate Membership Chairman
  • 2001 from 1993 Meridian Club: 1994-2001 Board Member and 2000-2001 & 1996-1997 President
  • 1996 from 1984 Davis Island Yacht Club: 1991 Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Alternate Director

Adventures

  • 2001 Greek Saronic islands cruising to Aegina, Poros and Hydra: 36′ Beneteau Captain
  • 2000 San Fermin (Running With the Bulls) in Pamplona Spain
  • 1999 St. Petersburg to Havana Cuba Yacht Race: Race Committee Chairman
  • 1996 from 1994 Useppa Yacht Race: Chairman and 1995 Second Place
  • 1992 from 1989 Clearwater to Key West Yacht Race: 1992 Cruising Division Second Place and 1990 Winner
  • 1988 Morgan Invasion Regatta: Cruising Division Winner
  • 1987 XIX Regatta del Sol al Sol St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres Mexico: Cruising Division Winner

INTERESTS

  • 1998 flying
  • 1996 power boating
  • 1996 sporting clays
  • 1984 sailing
  • 1980 golf

BUSINESS REFERENCES

Available upon request

PERSONAL REFERENCES

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