Richard Walker

Richard WalkerDirector and Board President

Richard Walker is President and CEO of Festival Napa Valley, president of the Russian Arts Foundation and, since 1990, general counsel to the Russian National Orchestra.

An attorney specializing in the performing arts, Walker advises artists and performing arts groups in North America and Europe. He has also acted as producer and director for a wide variety of national and international programs.

Born and raised in California's Santa Clara Valley, Walker graduated from UC Davis in 1980 with a degree in Economics, and from Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley in 1984. His legal work has encompassed constitutional law and entertainment industry transactions. He is a partner with the Walnut Creek, California firm of Telles, Walker & Kochenderfer.