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, composers, and performing arts groups in North America, Europe and Asia. He has produced award-winning recordings and a wide variety of live and digital programs. Born and raised in California’s Santa Clara Valley, Walker earned degrees in economics from UC Davis and law from UC Berkeley.