Ruth Walters

Ruth S. Walters has more than 20 years of experience in government service. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Ruth was an Assistant Comptroller in the Office of the State Comptroller. Ruth also has extensive private sector experience as a Project Director at Lockheed Martin IMS where she managed a seven state contract for the company.

Ruth also served as a top level aide to two Assembly Speakers eventually rising to the position of Secretary to the Speaker's Program and Counsel staff. She also was a senior advisor to Governor Mario M. Cuomo and served as Director of the Office of Business Permits and Regulatory Assistance as well as Director of his Office of Management and Productivity.

Ruth launched The Walters Consulting Group in 2004. A procurement consulting firm, the company helps businesses and non-profits introduce and expand their services into the government marketplace. The firm also assists governments in reviewing and strengthening their own procurement practices to reduce processing times and administrative costs.

Ruth is a frequent lecturer on procurement, contracting and public policy issues and is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Rockefeller College at the State University of New York at Albany where she received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Rockefeller College. Ruth has a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Union College.