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Walter, Don

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Principal at Walter Shefer Group

Don Walter – Sr. Vice President, Investor Relations, EpiCity, Inc. As Sr. Vice president, he leads company’s development and capital group. Don provides leadership and support for EpiCity’s capital and investor relations. EpiCity is a boutique real estate asset and property management group based specializing in southeastern real estate. A third generation company, EpiCity is continually recognized as a leader in community involvement. Prior to joining EpiCity Don was Chief Learning Officer at Alignment at Work, an Atlanta based management consultancy with local, national and international clients and CEO of Legacy Homes of Georgia, LLC. As an airline Captain Don flew for Delta Air Lines from 1978 until 2005. During his tenure at Delta he became an outspoken advocate and educator for improving risk management skills in airline cockpits a program implemented across multiple cultures worldwide. As Director of Delta’s elite Pilot Instructor School Don’s team led the world airline effort to develop risk management programs to reduce airline accidents and incidents worldwide and is the recipient of awards from ALPA, FAA and industry. Since leaving Delta Don has adapted and integrated many of the aviation risk management skills into the business and educational environment through the Alignment at Work. A passionate philanthropist Don’s give back to the community has included the Community Board at Georgia Aquarium, AquaVino, (Aquarium) charity event benefiting the Correll Center, Advisory Board for the Powers Ferry Brumby Elementary Enrichment program, Bahamas Sea Park, numerous aviation educational foundations, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Don pursues is passion for flying, boating, wine and the outdoors with his wife Abby, their two girls and labradoodle “Kali”. A graduate of UCLA, Don can still be found in the cockpit of the L-1011 “Stargazer” a low orbital launch platform for the Orbital Science Corporation Pegasus program.


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