Stacey Walker for Supervisor
Meet Stacey Walker
Stacey Walker is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He grew up on the southeast side of town and attended Washington High School. He went on to study Political Science at the University of Iowa.
After college, he helped launch the LBA Foundation, an education-based nonprofit that works to help disadvantaged students stay on course to graduation.
Walker later relocated to Washington, D.C. to work for the Case Foundation, a family organization dedicated to empowering people and ideas that can change the world for the better.
Walker was also able to work directly with AOL founder and Venture Capitalist Steve Case who served on the President’s Council for Jobs and Economic Competitiveness. Walker was also an integral member of Steve Case’s effort to revitalize America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through the Startup America Partnership and President Obama’s signature economic legislation, the JOBS Act.
While in Washington, D.C., Stacey served as a teaching assistant under Ambassador J. Douglas Holladay who taught a leadership seminar to executive MBA students at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Stacey Walker currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Patel Endeavors and Hawkeye Hotels. In this role, he helps execute on growth and development strategy while also managing communications for the company and its subsidiaries. Through his involvement with Patel Endeavors, he has worked alongside the principals of Built By Iowa, a private equity firm that focuses on mentoring and growing Iowa-based startups.
Throughout his career, Walker has worked for several political campaigns at the congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential level. He continues to serve as a political activist and writer, with a portfolio of work published in Little Village Magazine, Quartz Magazine, Washington Post’s The Root, among many others.
Walker was recently named the Chair of the Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Communities Task Force, which is a multi-jurisdictional partnership between the City of Cedar Rapids, the School District, and Linn County to address systemic poverty and gun violence among other priorities. He serves as a trustee to the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation and is a board member to the Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2010.