Walter began his insurance and employee benefit career in 1975. After 10 years in sales and management with major national insurance companies, he founded IPG in 1985 with the simple credo-Do what is best for the customer. He has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and has achieved the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Registered Health Underwriter, and Registered Employee Benefit Consultant from the American College. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and has served as an advisor to many employee benefits councils and health insurance advisory boards. He is a respected and recognized health insurance industry leader frequently participating in healthcare forums, human resource association symposiums, and as a presenter at employee benefit seminars.
Walter has served as a Board member of Cheshire Medical Center, the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, Home Health Care, Hospice & Community Services, Keene Family YMCA and Selectman for the Town of Nelson. He continues as an avid non-profit and community supporter.